Edelbrock’s Rob Simons speaks about the functions of the Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) and how to get involved.
Keep up with the latest council and network events at the 2018 SEMA Show.
The Emerging Trends & Technology Network (ETTN) is a community within SEMA geared toward automotive aftermarket engineering, design and technology professionals, providing a forum for them to connect, collaborate, learn and advance their careers. ETTN is offering many opportunities for those types of professionals at this year’s SEMA Show.
The premier young entrepreneur automotive competition has been narrowed down to 15 semi-finalists representing new innovative products and services in the specialty automotive aftermarket.
Advanced vehicle technologies are changing how cars are designed, developed, customized, sold, serviced, shared, and owned. SEMA manufacturers, distributors and installers are facing increasing challenges today and in the coming years as vehicles become more complex due to assisted, connected and automated driving technologies, as well as demographic, regulatory, social and environmental pressures. Horsepower and hardware are being matched with computing power and software. New market segments are being created in safety. performance, vehicle emissions, electronics, connected, and automated driving. This panel session will focus on the practices, challenges, policies and product liability considerations you need to know to grow and prosper in the evolving performance aftermarket.
Advanced vehicle technologies are changing how cars are designed, developed, customized, sold, serviced, shared and owned. We are witnessing one of the most fundamental shifts in the history of the automotive industry. New vehicle technologies from ADAS to autonomy are driving this shift and it’s being shaped by demographic, regulatory, social and environmental pressures. Cars and trucks will grow smarter and cooler with connected vehicle systems, high-efficiency engines, vehicle electrification and increased safety performance. This Forum will bring together SEMA Council and Network experts to discuss how Members can compete in today’s rapidly evolving market segments and leverage new aftermarket growth opportunities for connected, assisted and automated vehicles outlined in SEMA’s Advanced Vehicle Technology Opportunities Report.
Racing technologies and performance products are critical to the continued relevance and innovation within the SEMA community for both traditional members as well as next-generation performance businesses, enthusiasts and fans. Racing and high-performance cars are central to the future of vehicle electrification and bringing advanced motorsports technologies to the street. SEMA manufacturers need to pay attention to performance developments in electric and hybrid powertrains, as well as drive-by wire and brake-by wire systems. Members attending this forum will hear directly from a full grid of frontline leaders and experts on the latest technologies and innovations being used in racing and adapted to production, as well as the direction, relevance and importance of motorsports and technology to the future of the performance industry.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are active safety technologies developed to automate vehicle systems for safer driving. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) was one of the first ADAS technologies deployed and regulated. Leading SEMA companies customize with confidence and ensure compliance by knowing how ADAS and advanced vehicle technologies are impacting their products, installations and businesses.
The Emerging Trends and Technology Network (ETTN) will be hosting a luncheon immediately prior to their education session entitled “Advanced Vehicle Technology: Practice, Policy and Challenges”. The ETTN Vehicle Tech Lunch & Learn, geared towards automotive technical, engineering and design professionals will feature food, beverages, presentations and opportunities to discuss the latest automotive technology.
The premier automotive young entrepreneur competition has been narrowed down to 15 semi-finalists representing new, innovative products and services in the specialty-equipment market.