By Todd Ramsey, Ramsey Consulting Group Inc.
Long work commutes, road trips and urban sprawl have helped propel Mobile Electronics & Technology to one of the fastest-growing segments of the SEMA Show.
When it comes to interior cosmetic enhancements and electrical modifications in today’s vehicles, the difficulty level for some tasks is often outside the comfort zone of many enthusiasts and automotive aftermarket professionals. If you’ve ever seen a complex restructured interior or a restored vehicle with modern electronic features, you know there is a lot of thought and expertise connected to those projects. Join two industry experts in their respective fields during the SEMA Show’s Mobile Electronics seminar track to see firsthand how they can help you deliver better results with custom interior panels and an upgraded vehicle electrical system to handle today’s modern conveniences.
Advanced Interior Panel Fabrication
Presented by Bryan Schmitt, president of Mobile Solutions USA
On Tuesday, November 5, from 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., be sure to get to the Upper North Hall, Room N256, to get an early seat and watch as this world-class fabricator shows you the tricks of custom interior panels using materials, such as leather, carpet, vinyl, aluminum, composite plastics and fiberglass. Learn how the router and templates can shorten the time for multiple panel fabrication and create perfect fitting inserts that hide screws, hardware, speakers or other visually challenging components. Last year, Schmitt’s interior panel fabrication class was standing-room only, so get there early. His techniques are taught all over the world and this is a special opportunity to see and learn processes that you can use to create beautiful interior panels at your own shop or business.
Vehicle Electrical Systems – Building a Solid Foundation to Ensure Peak Performance
Presented by Tony Candela, CE Auto Electric Supply and award-winning automotive author
One of the greatest challenges with modern electronic conveniences is understanding how best to implement them in a given vehicle. New vehicles with "computer-controlled" electrical and charging systems are a vastly different challenge than upgrading the electrical system of a hot rod or musclecar-era vehicle. It’s more than batteries, alternators, ignition modules, audio systems or LED lighting. This highly engaging seminar will feature Candela doing demonstrations of electrical measurements and outcomes that will connect concepts with practice so that your electronic upgrades install with maximum enjoyment and performance. Don’t miss this morning seminar, Wednesday, November 6, from 9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. You will learn how to wow customers and eliminate common problems in this informative one-hour seminar.
Keep an eye out for additional educational seminars in the mobile electronics category. To see the complete education schedule visit www.semashow.com/education.