ICC Collision Centers greatly supports all new technology and training for mechanics and the collision industry. We heard about the following conference and wanted to let others know more about it.
The Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) announced that registration is open for its 2014 I-CAR Conference, which will be held on July 30, 2014 at Cobo Center in Detroit.
John McElroy, host of Autoline Daily and Autoline This Week, will return to moderate this year’s event. The Conference will feature an expanded lineup of speakers from Ford Motor Company, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Steel Market Development Institute, Alcoa, University of Michigan, Robert Bosch LLC and more. Key topics will include:
Ford: A high impact session covering OEM strategies related to CAFE, details on the new aluminum F-150, and Ford’s enhanced Collision Repair Service Strategy
Lightweighting: Advancements and trends in Carbon Fiber, Advanced Steels, Aluminum
The Changing DNA of the Vehicle: Reinventing the Automobile
Advanced Electronics, Communications and Safety: Vehicle Wide Driver Safety Systems: V2X Deployment, and how Vehicle Data will reshape the industry
Early Bird registration is $250 through June 14 and all I-CAR Conference attendees will receive a free pass to the NACE/CARS expo, also being held at the Cobo Center on July 31 and August 1.
ICAR Certification Training encompasses three areas: Hazardous Airborne Pollutant Reduction, Steel Unitized Structures Technologies and Repair, and Hybrid Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles. ICAR refers to these programs as Core Training Programs, and each has individual courses that make up the complete program. The goal is to teach auto repair technicians how to correctly repair a collision damaged vehicle. Enrolling in a formal program saves technicians from making mistakes.