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Chicago, Illinois -- March 15, 2017 -- The Automotive Service Association (ASA) has announced the launch of a new program for the collision repair market — the Advance Technology & Diagnostic Repair Forum. This inaugural event will take place Wednesday, July 26, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago during NACE Automechanika. Collision Repair magazine is the exclusive Canadian media partner for NACE Automechanika 2017.

The Advanced Technology & Diagnostic Repair Forum will focus on advanced automotive technology that is redefining the scope of a proper repair after the vehicle was involved in an accident. Sensors, cameras, accident avoidance systems and wireless communications are just some examples of new technology that affects repairs.

Car manufacturers, insurers, repairers and technology companies are driving the content, which show management says makes this the most comprehensive and relevant program of its kind. Attendees will learn about the technology in today’s vehicle with a look towards the next 12 to 36 months.

The business is changing rapidly, forcing everyone to re-evaluate training, equipment, operational and repair best practices, as well as interactions with vehicle owners.

This year’s advisory board is made up of key professionals representing different facets of the industry. You can see the complete advisory board at this link.

Some of the topics that will be covered in the ATDR Forum include autonomous vehicles, the use of OEM parts vs. aftermarket and salvage parts, government regulation and legislation, cars as mobile computers, a panel discussion with insurers, and more. Please click here for the complete agenda.

For more information and to register for the ATDR Forum, please visit stonefortgroup.com/atdrf-2017/register.

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