LAS VEGAS — The impact of technology on the automotive aftermarket industry will be examined and discussed at a number of special events on tap at this year's Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas.
Among the events scheduled during the Oct. 31-Nov. 2 show at the Sands Expo will be:
- The AAPEX Mobility Park, with underhood training, a scan tool theater and an electric vehicle display. The Mobility Park will be located behind the Sands Expo in the LINQ parking lot.
- The Technology Intersection, which will offer a look at technology not yet available in the automotive aftermarket industry. Schaeffler, Bosch and other exhibiting companies will provide demos in this section in the Venetian Ballroom, Upper Level 2.
- The Technology and Telematics Forum V5.0, with a focus on cyber security, vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, vehicle data and OE technology. The Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) — sponsored by the Automotive Service Association (ASA) — and the Auto Alliance will present the forum on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Venetian.
- Let's Tech presentations for the latest on technology-related products, tools and mobile apps in 20 minutes or less. Presentations will take place on the Let's Tech stage in the Upper Level Lobby, Sands Expo.
- AAPEXedu technology sessions to stay ahead on advanced vehicle technologies, technology standards, disruptive technologies, battery and start/stop technology, and more. Visit AAPEXedu for a schedule.
- A keynote session each day to address the future of the vehicle, the future of the buyer and the future of the shop. Sessions start at 8 a.m. daily.
- The AAPEX 2017 Service Professionals Program, sponsored by Mahle, with an all-new Service Professionals Summit, "Emerging Technology: How Will the Aftermarket Prepare?" The summit will take place Nov. 2, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Venetian, with a reception for service professionals immediately following the event.
The new programs and AAPEXedu sessions are all included in the AAPEX online attendee registration fee of $40 through Oct. 13. To register, visit: aapexshow.com.
The show's organizers are expecting 158,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from more than 140 countries to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX and the Specialty Equipment Market Association Show.
AAPEX is co-owned by the Auto Care Association and the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the light vehicle aftermarket division of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA).
For more information, visit aapexshow.com or follow AAPEX at #AAPEX17.