SEMA eNews Vol. 16, No. 20, May 16, 2013

Wheel & Tire Professionals Visit Clemson University’s ICAR

By SEMA Staff

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SEMA’s Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) and CU-ICAR are partnering to develop a comprehensive examination of technology that directly affects vehicle dynamics specific to wheel and tire systems.
   

SEMA's Vehicle Technology department has been working with the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) on advanced-vehicle technology and a performance aftermarket education program for several years.

SEMA’s Wheel & Tire Council (WTC) and CU-ICAR are partnering to develop a comprehensive examination of technology that directly affects vehicle dynamics specific to wheel and tire systems. Phase one of this partnership will take place when WTC leadership visits Clemson this June to meet with professors and graduate students to outline the scope of the project. During the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, details of this ground-breaking partnership will be announced live in SEMA’s Vehicle Technology Center.

The goal of the SEMA/CU-ICAR partnership offers two significant benefits. First and perhaps most importantly, the relationship with CU-ICAR provides a look into the automotive future in a way that no individual SEMA company could hope to achieve. This is a benefit that is difficult to quantify but is crucial to the continued growth and future of the performance aftermarket, given the rapid pace of technology changes in the automotive industry. Secondly, the relationship with CU-ICAR offers the opportunity for SEMA members to access world-class physical and human resources to help develop affordable solutions to address immediate problems and emerging challenges facing SEMA-member companies.

WTC members and interested guests are invited to join us at Clemson University ICAR for an industry discussion, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. As a part of the festivities, you have the chance to participate in an inside tour of CU-ICAR. There will also be plenty of opportunities for you to network with your fellow members.

We hope you’ll join us for this exciting event. Be sure to send your RSVP by Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Feel free to bring a guest who may be interested in learning more about what WTC has to offer.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Schedule:

  • Presentation/Tour of CU-ICAR: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • Networking Lunch: 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Industry Discussion: 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
  • Networking Mixer: 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Gina Ledesma, council coordinator, at 909-978-6692 or ginal@sema.org.

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