SEMA Member News—October 2021
By Ellen McKoy
ETTN Delivers Technology-Featured Education
To assist members in adapting to a rapidly changing automotive landscape, the Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) provides knowledge on evolving vehicle trends and new technologies. A key component of ETTN’s efforts is centered on distance learning, and a recent Live Chats series concentrated on related technology topics. Current sessions address aspects such as performance electrification, 3-D product development and emissions. Moving forward, ETTN is launching a new initiative.
ETTN will expand its educational sessions from virtual Live Chat session on FaceBook to pre-recorded technical specific session ranging from topics CARB EO procedures to GD&T and more. These sessions will be approximately 20–30 min. in length, cover specific technical topics and provide ETTN members with valuable information across the aftermarket spectrum. ETTN is looking into other educational opportunities, including in-person opportunities.
Diving Into Technology
Two technology-centric sessions, powered by ETTN, are slated for the SEMA Show.
“Synthetic Fuels: Paving the Way for the Future of ICEs (internal combustion engines)” is set for Monday, November 1, 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., room N259 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Panelists will discuss the transition to zero-emissions powertrains and how some companies are investing in alternate technology while preserving internal combustion engines.
A panel comprised of OEM representatives, tuning software companies and aftermarket manufacturers will tackle “Challenges to Modifying the Modern Powertrain” on Thursday, November 4, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., room N258.
Calling all engineers, product developers and others connected to product development: You’re invited to two events.
On Thursday, November 4, 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m., ETTN is hosting its first Tech ’n’ Toast in rooms N235–239. Start the day with a cup of java, a bite to eat and networking with colleagues.
The popular ETTN Lunch & Learn, to be held Thursday, November 4, 12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m., rooms N235–239, will feature presentations followed by a panel discussion. Topics will touch on digital testing and design, 3-D printing and artificial technology, and how they relate to product development as well as utilizing SEMA Garage resources to support your company’s growth and increase productivity.