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Aftermarket Engineers: Learn Current Technology and Resources for Product Development

By Ashley Reyes

NERDAutomotive aftermarket engineers and program developers are invited to a first-ever event designed to help them advance their companies and learn about industry technology.

Through the SEMA Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) Networking, Education, Resources and Development (N.E.R.D.) Symposium, engineers will connect with product and service providers, and engage in networking and education opportunities unlike any other.

Below are highlights of the N.E.R.D. Symposium taking place at the new SEMA Garage Detroit facility, August 16–19:

Engineer and Service Provider Meetings
As technology evolves, the tools and resources to help engineers develop products faster, more accurately and cost-effectively has increased. Engineers will be able to meet and sit down in quality one-on-one meetings with product and service providers, to learn about the resources available and how they are relevant to their individual businesses. Nowhere else will engineers and service providers be able to connect in so many high-quality conversations about the latest offerings for 3-D printing, CNC or CMM equipment, testing labs for ADAS, emissions, the suspension lifecycle and more.  

In-Depth Education
Hear from industry experts as they share the latest developments about topics such as ADAS and vehicle technology. From the latest research to the newest innovations, you’ll learn important information that will help you develop products that will succeed in the marketplace.

Peer-to-Peer Networking
Meet and connect with other engineers who share common concerns and challenges. Get to know one another over complimentary breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday of the event.

SEMA Garage Detroit Private Tour
With access to OEM-quality equipment and procedures, the SEMA Garage in Detroit makes it possible for product developers to troubleshoot software/hardware obstacles as well as dynamic testing in conjunction with local facilities. Engineers will be able to see first-hand the capabilities of the SEMA Garage in Detroit, and discover how the facility is the first-of-its-kind to assist with compliance with ADAS features, emissions requirements and complex vehicle technology, as they tour the new facility during the official Grand Opening celebration.

Engineers, programmers, product developers and product and service providers interested in attending the event can learn more and register here by July 22.