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Don’t Miss SEMA’s Regional Education Program in Motor City

By Zane Clark

Just as last year, this year’s PRO group will tour Mcity—the world’s first full-scale simulated urban environment designed for testing autonomous and driverless vehicles in real-world situations.

Connected and automated vehicle technologies, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and other mobility options will significantly improve safety. The aftermarket industry is playing an increasingly important role in retrofitting and installing many of these systems and technologies on the 250-million vehicles already on U.S. roads.

Join SEMA at the Detroit Metro Airport Marriott, Wednesday, June 14, from 3:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m., for an exclusive educational and networking event where a panel of experts will discuss how advanced-vehicle technology is transforming the automotive and aftermarket industries, and explore the challenges and opportunities posed by evolving vehicle technologies and mobility options.

Attendees will also hear from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Michigan District Office. The SBA will share insights on how to finance your business growth through help with working capital, real estate, business acquisition, debt refinancing, export finance and more.

The educational programs will be immediately followed by an exclusive, invite-only networking mixer.

As an added bonus, on the following morning, attendees will be invited to tour both the American Center for Mobility and the innovative Mobility Transformation Facility, more commonly known as “Mcity,” at the University of Michigan. The 32-acre facility is located on campus, and is the first of its kind in testing new automated vehicle technologies and their capabilities to safely maneuver actual roadways. Hosted by SEMA’s Professional Restylers Organization (PRO), attendees will enjoy a guided private tour of the facility.

The cost is $25 for SEMA members and $35 for non-members. Fees include the education program, networking mixer and optional tour (June 15).

Space is limited, so register now!

For more information, contact SEMA’s Senior Director of Education Zane Clark.