Monday, October 29

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Level 1 Lobby
  • Registration

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Veronese 2401
  • Event (EVT)

Tuesday, October 30

7:00 AM - 8:45 AM

  • Room: The Venetian, Palazzo Ballroom
The AAPEX 2018 grand opening keynote session is a ticketed event. Tables can be purchased for $1,000.00 each. To reserve a table, contact AAPEX Event Management, Chris Kalousek, CEM, chris.kalousek@aapexshow.com. John King, CNN’s chief national correspondent and anchor of Inside Politics, and Karl Rove, Political strategist, Fox News contributor, and Wall Street Journal... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
John King
Chief National Correspondent and Anchor
CNN's Inside Politics
Karl Rove
Political Strategist, Fox News Contributor and Wall Street Journal Columnist
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • Keynote Session

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Level 1 Lobby
  • Registration

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Levels 1 & 2
  • AAPEX Exhibits Open

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
This two-part seminar will provide a basic understanding of fuel cell operation and provides an opportunity to operate small fuel cells. The first hour will include information about the operation of different types of fuel cells and the vehicles that use them. The fueling infrastructure and feasibility of fuel cells... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dr. Patrick S. English
Professor
Ferris State University
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
The challenge of achieving 54 MPG by 2025 requires creative solutions and Start/Stop systems provide a cost effective, simple, and energy saving solution. Passenger cars equipped with Start/Stop systems have substantially lower fuel consumption – approximately 8% less than vehicles without Start/Stop systems. Start/Stop vehicles are already on the road... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Bob Pattengale
National Training Manager
Robert Bosch LLC
Tracks:
Sponsored by: Robert Bosch LLC
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
ADAS - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. You may not have heard the term - but you've likely heard of some of the features: Adaptive Cruise Control Co-Pilot SuperCruise Blind-spot monitoring ParkAssist And more - all paving the way for the Autonomous Vehicle. Proper maintenance of the various sensors, cameras, radar systems and more are critical not only... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Ben Johnson
Mitchell 1
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 701
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 703
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 704
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 706
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Repair Shops
  • AAPEXedu

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 705
Training has been available and provided to many drive-in service facilities all over the United States. The assessment and result of what you have learned in training is your ability as a technician to diagnose and repair diesel powered vehicles. This two (2) hour seminar will cover and review real time... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Tony Salas
Owner
Powertrain Training
Tracks:
  • Service Professionals
  • AAPEXedu

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
This two-part seminar will provide a basic understanding of fuel cell operation and provides an opportunity to operate small fuel cells. The first hour will include information about the operation of different types of fuel cells and the vehicles that use them. The fueling infrastructure and feasibility of fuel cells... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dr. Patrick S. English
Professor
Ferris State University
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
  • Event (EVT)

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
Instructor Bill Fulton covers a wide range of areas in this course, Advanced Scan Tool Testing Strategies. Understand hands on scan tool testing including data packets & what each one can do for you Identify 10 Global Modes/Each mode individually and what info it provides and why (how to use the modes... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Bill Fulton
Owner
Ohio Automotive Technology, Inc.
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
Fueled by its innovation-based strategy, Valeo is driving the three revolutions that are redefining the car as we know it: vehicle electrification, the autonomous and connected vehicle and digital mobility. For more than ten years now, Valeo has been working to develop its innovation ecosystem, built on partnerships with universities, laboratories... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
James Schwyn
Valeo
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
In this class we will explore ATech’s Applied Electrical Trainer, used for teaching basic electrical, such as OHM’s law, meter usage, series and parallel circuits. We will then move on to the newly designed Electromechanical Trainer to continue the exploration of electromechanical systems and components: specialty relays, solenoids, and electric... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
LYLE TAYLOR
INSTRUCTOR/PROGRAM DEVELOPER
ATECH TRAINING INC
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
Variables Of Variable Displacement Technology Variable displacement is here to stay, and in this course from the Delphi Technologies Training Series, instructor Dave Hobbs will discuss the similarities and differences between the manufacturers and how they approach variable displacement technology. Topics covered include: Diagnostic Testing Using Scantools & Meters Compression Testing While Using Bi-directional... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dave Hobbs
Field Training/Program Developer
Delphi Technologies
Tracks:
Sponsored by: Delphi Technologies
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 706
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 701
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Audiences, Ntl. Service, Repair Shops, SP
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 703
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences, Service Professionals
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 704
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • AAPEXedu

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
Columbus State Community College Automotive Technology Program is developing a new certificate and three new courses in alternative fuels. We consider ourselves to be alternative fuel agnostic and, therefore, will be introducing our students to an “all-of-the-above” approach. This presentation reflects this philosophy and will include hybrid and electric vehicle... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Steve Levin
Automotive Instructor and Coordinator
Columbus State Community College
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
The foundations of chassis dynamics are reviewed. Details of how the chassis angles, such as toe, caster and camber, are influenced with different settings. Concluding with a short summary of Kamm’s circle. Electro-mechanical steering solutions will be summarized. The main focus is on the most popular electro-mechanical steering rack, namely dual... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dirk Fuchs
Technical Training Manager
ZF Aftermarket
Tracks:
Sponsored by: ZF Aftermarket
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
The Service Advisor is the most essential part of the service process; from making the appointment, to when a customer drives off. Every step of service requires best practices. Unfortunately, no matter how well an advisor does their job, they can’t always reach those expectations. Things can get too busy... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
John Burkhauser
Director of Education
Bolt On Technology
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
Technicians who work on local fleets typically have detailed training on diagnosing and repairing diesel, but they have had to adapt to electronic fuel systems, modern sensors, and computer controls. To expand technicians’ existing knowledge, we will introduce them to a modified Cummins ISL engine and discuss the basics of... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Randy L. Cowan
Alternative Fuels Training Instructor
Lincoln Technical College - Denver
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
Diesel aftertreatment systems used on diesel powered vehicles have evolved due to the reduction in emissions. Initial aftertreatment systems came about in 2007 model year vehicles. Later 2011 and newer models included the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. This presentation will give a glimpse of aftertreatment components, issues and diagnostics... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Tony Salas
Owner
Powertrain Training
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
Learn how the world of connectivity and IoT is driving efficiency and profitability in today's construction industry. In this presentation, we will cover a case study of how a digital product, powered by machine learning and accessibility to real-time data, is enabling one company to build maintenance program from scratch by... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
DANIEL FOREMAN
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
MANN+HUMMEL
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 704
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 701
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • All Aftermarket Audiences, Manufacturers
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 703
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • Manufacturers, Parts Suppliers
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 706
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 705
If you are not already working on GDI vehicles, you will soon, which means you need to be prepared to diagnose and service these vehicles. This learning module will help you properly identify, understand and diagnose Bosch GDI engine management systems with an overview of GDI operating and fuel delivery... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Bob Pattengale
National Training Manager
Robert Bosch LLC
Tracks:
Sponsored by: Robert Bosch LLC
  • Service Professionals
  • AAPEXedu

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
The Responsible Battery Coalition is a coalition of companies, academics and organizations committed to the responsible management of the batteries of today and tomorrow. RBC was created to advance the responsible production, transport, sale, use, reuse, recycling, and resource recovery of transportation, industrial, and stationary batteries, and other energy storage... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Steve Christensen
Executive Director
Responsible Battery Coalition
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
We will discuss consumer behavior and the average age of vehicles and how it affects aftermarket as well as dealership technicians. Emerging technologies and trends and how CAFÉ and Global standards are merging closer and closer. Powertrain types are changing as well as the number of cylinders and displacement. Two... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Jim Moritz
Global Technical Trainer and National Sales Support Representative
Snap-on Diagnostics
Tracks:
Sponsored by: Snap-on Diagnostics
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
In this brief presentation we will review how technology in data sharing using wireless connections and web hosted info can benefits todays tire shop in servicing more customers and increasing their sales. From the use of tablets to accessing data from multiple points and integration within point of sale software,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Mike Rose
Director of Operations
Bartec USA
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
U.S. Department of Transportation regulations require individuals to receive initial training within 90 days of hiring, and recurring training at least every three years. In this session, we will examine the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s CCAR’s “Alliance” agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor that works to develop best... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Charles E. Ayers
President
CCAR
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
After attending this course, the student will have an understanding what telematics are, they will relate to the types of telematics vehicles that are currently coming into their shop, they will have an insight into some of the newer technologies regarding telematics and they will learn what they can personally... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
John Forro
Owner
A.S.T. Training
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 706
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 703
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftrmrkt Audiences, Service Pros, Repair Shops
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 701
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu

4:00 PM - 4:20 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
Telematics-based CRM tools and greater insights into service history are exploding on the scene. How can repair shops navigate their options? For the full session, join Jorge and Parker on Wednesday, October 31 at 3:30 pm in Marco Polo Room 703....
Speaker(s)
Jorge Antico
Founder and CEO
eAutoClub, Inc.
Parker Swift
CEO
MechanicAdvisor
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Casanova Room 505
  • Event (EVT)

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
In this technical overview presentation about propane autogas—using a combination of slides, tabletop components, technical information and schematics—we will explore: Propane autogas overview including the benefits of autogas vehicles Propane vehicle safety Propane fueling Propane vehicle systems including liquid and vapor injection Servicing propane vehicles ...
Speaker(s)
Albie Venezio
Vehicle Technical Manager
ICOM North America
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Casanova Room 506
  • Event (EVT)

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Veronese 2401
By Invitation Only....
  • Event (EVT)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas
The 2018 AASA Overseas Automotive Council (OAC) Global Reception at Madame Tussauds on Oct. 30 is the premier international networking event during AAPEX and takes place in one of the most exciting venues at The Venetian. Reception attendees can touch, interact and take photographs with lifelike figures of top celebrities,... ...read more...
  • Event (EVT)

Wednesday, October 31

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Level 1 Lobby
  • Registration

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Levels 1 & 2
  • AAPEX Exhibits Open

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
To better understand the sequence of the shutdown and start up of the high voltage system in hybrid and electric vehicles, we will learn about the components that carry out this activity and note trouble areas that may be the result in a vehicle that does not “ready up.” This... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Mark Schmidt
National Trainer
NAFTC
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
The most common evaporative emissions fault codes relate to leaks in the fuel vapor system, which means checking for leaks is a critical diagnostic process. Unfortunately, not all vehicles use the same EVAP system, which complicates the leak checking process. The addition of gas capless systems also creates issues for... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Bob Pattengale
National Training Manager
Robert Bosch LLC
Tracks:
Sponsored by: Robert Bosch LLC
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
Justin will discuss methods and technologies for optimizing inventory positions across the aftermarket supply chain. The methods described will explain how we make VIO and replacement rates work together to generate demand estimates and how these demand estimates can be translated into store-level sales forecasts and stocking recommendations. He will... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
JUSTIN HOLMAN
PRESIDENT
AFTERMARKET ANALYTICS
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 703
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 704
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • All Aftermarket Audiences, Manuf., Part Suppliers
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 701
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 706
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Repair Shops
  • AAPEXedu

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 705
Training has been available and provided to many drive-in service facilities all over the United States. The assessment and result of what you have learned in training is your ability as a technician to diagnose and repair diesel powered vehicles. This two (2) hour seminar will cover and review real time... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Tony Salas
Owner
Powertrain Training
Tracks:
  • Service Professionals
  • AAPEXedu

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
This session will focus on the on-board vehicle high voltage (HV) safety monitoring systems for vehicle electrification (VE) products such as battery electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, extended range electric, and fuel cell vehicle systems. Specifically, all VE HV systems are monitored to ensure that an adequate resistance barrier is maintained... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dr. Mark Quarto
Chief Technical Officer
Quarto Technical Services (QTS)
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
Instructor Bill Fulton covers a wide range of areas in this very comprehensive and updated course. With almost 3 hours of detailed information, technicians will have new respect for the diagnostic power of their scan tools. This course includes case studies from a variety of makes and models. Understand hands on... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Bill Fulton
Owner
Ohio Automotive Technology, Inc.
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
Learn how to identify different driver assist functions and their operations, while also being able to describe functions and impacts of radar and camera systems. Settings of radar and camera systems will be overviewed. After the presentation, be sure to visit ZF Aftermarket in booth #5061....
Speaker(s)
Dirk Fuchs
Technical Training Manager
ZF Aftermarket
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
How can companies encourage public school students to become skilled technicians in the transportation and alternative energy fields? This presentation will introduce the audience to the benefits they can expect by directly supporting clubs and after-school programs in their communities, including: Increase interest in working in these fields Serve as an incubator... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Deborah Vincent
Program Director
Guilford County Schools
Ricky Lewis
Program Director
Guilford County Schools
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
ADAS systems are a relatively new technology and as with any new technology there is apprehension, fears, and many rumors. In this session we will discuss the various components such as cameras, radars, blind spot detection modules, and park assist sensors and review service opportunities and procedures for the aftermarket.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Ryan Kooiman
Director of Training
Standard Motor Products
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 701
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Audiences, Manufacturers, Retailers, Parts Sup
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 704
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 703
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Veronese 2401
By Invitation Only....
  • Event (EVT)

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
Learn how electric vehicle battery packs vary greatly depending on the lithium ion cell specifications and form factor as used in the pack’s construction. Modern EV packs use a complex architecture of series and parallel connected cells to obtain the required energy storage and power levels required for propulsion over... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Alan Nagel
SAE Certified Vehicle Electrification Professional
Sun Country Highways Ltd.
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
We will discuss consumer behavior and the average age of vehicles and how it affects aftermarket as well as dealership technicians. Emerging technologies and trends and how CAFÉ and Global standards are merging closer and closer. Powertrain types are changing as well as the number of cylinders and displacement. Two... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Jim Moritz
Global Technical Trainer and National Sales Support Representative
Snap-on Diagnostics
Tracks:
Sponsored by: Snap-on Diagnostics
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
Just about every vehicle a technician touches today has advanced digital electronics. If that’s the case, why do they still use paper work orders and leave their bays to access information for proper and efficient repairs? The technician’s accuracy and efficiency in everything they do are where profits come from.... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
John Burkhauser
Director of Education
Bolt On Technology
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
In this presentation, we will have an update about the status of vehicles, infrastructure, and policies that drive them in the state that has led the way for hydrogen infrastructure and fuel cell electric vehicle deployment. It will include a brief history leading up to the present, then to where... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Jennifer Hamilton
California Fuel Cell Partnership
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
Diesel aftertreatment systems used on diesel powered vehicles have evolved due to the reduction in emissions. Initial aftertreatment systems came about in 2007 model year vehicles. Later 2011 and newer models included the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system. This presentation will give a glimpse of aftertreatment components, issues and diagnostics... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Tony Salas
Owner
Powertrain Training
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
During this 20-minute educational session, Schrader’s Senior Technical Trainer and Advanced TIA-Certified Instructor, W Rippetoe, will discuss Schrader’s NEW 90° TPMS solution. He will review the fundamentals including rim fitment and valve stems, technologies such as WAL and PAL applications, and will be reviewing non OE approved fitments. You will... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
W Rippetoe
Schrader International
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 701
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 706
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 704
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 705
After attending this course, the student will have an understanding what telematics are, they will relate to the types of telematics vehicles that are currently coming into their shop, they will have an insight into some of the newer technologies regarding telematics and they will learn what they can personally... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Bill Fulton
Owner
Ohio Automotive Technology, Inc.
Tracks:
  • Service Professionals
  • AAPEXedu

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
As hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) near the 20-year in service mark in the U.S., engineers have gained important knowledge about battery module/cell aging and failure modes, but many of these lessons were not been adequately transferred into the automotive service industry. This has resulted in diagnostics, repair techniques and processes... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dr. Mark Quarto
Chief Technical Officer
Quarto Technical Services (QTS)
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
ADAS systems are a relatively new technology and as with any new technology there is apprehension, fears, and many rumors. In this session we will discuss the various components such as cameras, radars, blind spot detection modules, and park assist sensors and review service opportunities and procedures for the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Ryan Kooiman
Director of Training
Standard Motor Products
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
Speaker(s)
BEN JOHNSON
DIR OF DEVELOPMENT
MITCHELL 1
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
This presentation will provide information about high-voltage safety standards, what is being developed, and what are the standard affecting the industry and technicians now. We will discuss what SAE, ETA, and others are working on to protect automotive, transit bus, and Class 6 through 8 technicians....
Speaker(s)
Dr. John Frala
Professor
Rio Hondo College
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
An introductory to equipment and capabilities that program vehicle transponder level keys. Transponder Keys make up about 90 percent of vehicle keys in use today. With the development of new technology, key programming is quick, easy way to generate new revenue. This session will provide general information... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
TONY PRESIDIO
Automotive Product Specialist
KABA ILCO CORP.
Tracks:
Sponsored by: Kaba Ilco Corp.
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
  • Event (EVT)
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 706
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Parts Suppliers
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 704
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 701
In this YANG Town Hall, Professional Speaker and Coach Stacy Nadeau will identify ways to create, implement, and maintain a positive internal dialogue in the ever-changing landscape of today’s business world. She will discuss the importance of positive self-talk, the lies you tell yourself, and how they impact your leadership... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Stacy Nadeau
Professional Speaker and Coach
Tracks:
  • Professionals Under 40 Years of Age
  • AAPEXedu

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
This presentation will cover electric drive vehicles and the concerns first and second responders—firefighters, law enforcement, EMS, tow operators and automotive salvage personnel—face when dealing with and responding to accidents with these vehicles. Technologies to be discussed include hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid vehicles and fuel cell vehicles....
Speaker(s)
Chris Womock
Lieutenant
Indianapolis Fire
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Aquaknox
  • Event (EVT)
  • Room: The Venetian, Buddy Vs Ristorante
  • Event (EVT)

Thursday, November 01

7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Level 1 Lobby
  • Registration

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Levels 1 & 2
  • AAPEX Exhibits Open

9:15 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
In theory, four-stroke spark ignited engine efficiency is solely a function of compression ratio. Current automotive engine design trend toward smaller displacement, often boosting engines’ efficiency gains through geometric and/or effective compression ratio increases. Accordingly, these engines require premium high-octane fuel along with the accompanying cost penalty of higher octane... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dr. Andy Randolph
Technical Director
ECR Engines
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
Discover the latest in TPMS technology and diagnostics. Today's evolving TPMS systems are changing with the newer design of vehicles and it is important to stay up to date with the latest technology. Attendees will learn the importance of changing placard thresholds when plus sizing or replacing with a different... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Mike Rose
Director of Operations
Bartec USA
Tracks:
Sponsored by: Bartec USA
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
During this 20-minute educational session, Schrader’s Senior Technical Trainer and TIA-Certified Instructor, W Rippetoe, will discuss the basic concepts around TPMS. He will review the fundamentals of Test Before Touch, service kits, types of sensors and best practices. You will also have the chance to tap into his general TPMS... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
W Rippetoe
Schrader International
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 704
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Ntl. Service Chains, Repair Shops, Service Pros
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 703
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 706
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Service Professionals
  • AAPEXedu

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 701
Don’t wait on new ADAS-enabled vehicles. There is a growing number of technologies and products that can be installed on millions of vehicles in the car parc that will significantly increase safety functionality. The panel will dive deep into what these products are, how many vehicles can be retrofitted, the... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
CHRIS COOK
PRESIDENT
MOBILE ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION
CHRIS GARDNER
Vice President
AASA
Jeff Varick
President and Founder
BrandMotion
JOHN WARANIAK
Vice President of Vehicle Technology
SEMA DETROIT OFFICE
Tracks:
  • Service Professionals
  • AAPEXedu

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 705
If we were to start by trying to perform many different tests on every car starting with compression testing, moving on to ignitions specific tests and followed by fuel tests, we would never make any money on any diagnostic job at all. What if we took a different approach? An... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
John Forro
Owner
A.S.T. Training
Tracks:
  • Service Professionals
  • AAPEXedu

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
Biodiesel is a natural, biodegradeable, and domestically produced fuel that is expanding into all segments of the U.S. transportation market. We will provide and overview of biodiesel: Sources Production, both commercial and do-it-yourself Pros and cons of the fuel BTU and conventional diesel, including emissions Price comparison with conventional diesel Vehicles sizes and types System operation, components,... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Steve Klausing
Instructor
UNOH
Tom Sypherd
Instructor
UNOH
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
With the growing need to offer Quick Service, and these services becoming more complex, with most of them now requiring a connection to the On-Board Diagnostics by way of a scan tool, a need to have a basic understanding has become critical to everyone involved in vehicle service. This class will... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Mike Rose
Director of Operations
Bartec USA
Winston Lee
Technical Trainer
Bartec USA
Tracks:
Sponsored by: Bartec USA
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
Driver assistance systems are paving the way for advancements in driving, and Bosch Automotive Aftermarket is at the forefront of making sure forward-facing camera-based systems are recalibrated and working as the OEM intended after the camera is disturbed. Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning systems help provide a safer driving... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Steve Zack
Robert Bosch
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
In this presentation, we will cover gaseous fuel vehicles and the concerns first and second responders—firefighters, law enforcement, EMS, tow operators and automotive salvage personnel—face when dealing with and responding to accidents with these vehicles. Technologies to be discussed include compressed natural gas, liquid natural gas, liquid propane gas, and... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Chris Womock
Lieutenant
Indianapolis Fire
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
The foundations of chassis dynamics are reviewed. Details of how the chassis angles, such as toe, caster and camber, are influenced with different settings. Concluding with a short summary of Kamm’s circle. Electro-mechanical steering solutions will be summarized. The main focus is on the most popular electro-mechanical steering rack, namely dual... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dirk Fuchs
Technical Training Manager
ZF Aftermarket
Tracks:
Sponsored by: ZF Aftermarket
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 703
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
Handout(s)
  • All Audiences, Ntl. Service, Repair Shops, SP
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 704
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 701
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Service Professionals, Repair Shops
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 706
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
This session provides a technical overview of natural gas/diesel dual fuel systems. Using slides, tabletop components, technical information, and schematics, we will focus on: Natural gas overview, CNG, RNG, and LNG, including the benefits of these vehicles Natural gas vehicle safety Natural gas fueling Heavy duty natural gas/diesel vehicle systems Servicing Heavy duty natural gas/... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Albie Venezio
Vehicle Technical Manager
ICOM North America
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
Variables Of Variable Displacement Technology Variable displacement is here to stay, and in this course from the Delphi Technologies Training Series, instructor Dave Hobbs will discuss the similarities and differences between the manufacturers and how they approach variable displacement technology. Topics covered include: Diagnostic Testing Using Scantools & Meters Compression Testing While Using Bi-directional... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dave Hobbs
Field Training/Program Developer
Delphi Technologies
Tracks:
Sponsored by: Delphi Technologies
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
ADAS - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. You may not have heard the term - but you've likely heard of some of the features: Adaptive Cruise Control Co-Pilot SuperCruise Blind-spot monitoring ParkAssist And more - all paving the way for the Autonomous Vehicle. Proper maintenance of the various sensors, cameras, radar systems and more are critical not only... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Ben Johnson
Mitchell 1
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
In the coming years, autonomous cars and trucks—vehicles that drive us instead of us driving them—will become a reality and will integrate onto U.S. roadways by progressing through six levels of technological advancements. These levels range from no automation (where a fully engaged driver is required at all times), to... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dr. John Frala
Professor
Rio Hondo College
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
Toyota provides a tremendous amount of information about system operation and evaluation. The key is understanding where to find what is needed quickly and apply it accurately to gain direction and answers. This session will cover key documents and scan tool features that will save time and effort when evaluating... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Jim Cokonis
Senior Curriculum Developer
Carquest Technical Institute
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Communications – collectively known as V2X – offers a unique opportunity for the aftermarket. As more OEMs offer these systems on new vehicles, demand could grow rapidly. Essentially two-way radios with GPS, V2X systems are relatively straightforward to install and require only exterior... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 704
This workshop is actually focused at employees of all levels and does not assume that you are the CEO or leader of the business. Focus is on identifying some of the unwritten rules within the department or business that are problematic and influenced by the participant. Attendees will learn: Strategies for impacting... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dr. L. Todd Thomas
Associate Academic Dean
DeVos Graduate School of Management, Northwood University
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 701
Panel discussion with Chris Chesney, Donny Seyfer, Kyle Holt and moderated by Carm Capriotto. Current and future technicians need to see a clear pathway for a rewarding career. Students, parents, instructors and shop owners become key players. In-service technicians and employers role will be to provide a curriculum to ensure... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Carm Capriotto
Podcast Host
Remarkable Results Radio Podcast
Chris Chesney
Senior Director of Customer Training
Carquest Technical Institute
DONNY SEYFER
EXECUTIVE OFFICER
NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TASK FORCE (NASTF)
JILL SAUNDERS
CURRICULUM DEVELOPER
TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA
Kyle Holt
PRESIDENT
S/P2
Tracks:
  • Service Professionals
  • AAPEXedu

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 705
This advanced fuel system course covers diagnosing fuel pumps and fuel injectors for both SFI and GDI. We’ll review newer technologies like direct fuel injection and control strategies that will help your shop and technicians keep pace with the changes in automotive technology. Other discussions in this course will include... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Dave Hobbs
Field Training/Program Developer
Delphi Technologies
Tracks:
Sponsored by: Delphi Technologies
  • Service Professionals
  • AAPEXedu

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
Electrified vehicles will often set “loss of isolation” (LOI) DTCs when some form of damage has occurred in high voltage cables or within the battery pack. What is “loss of isolation” and how are these DTCs triggered? What is the difference between systems and the passive and active tests used... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Alan Nagel
SAE Certified Vehicle Electrification Professional
Sun Country Highways Ltd.
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
This session will demonstrate the application of techniques covered in Using Toyota Resources for Accurate Diagnosis and tie it all together. Answers will be shown to analytic questions like: What is ISC Flow control and what does it mean? Is that injector disabled by strategy or failure? What is the Fail Safe behavior for... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Jim Cokonis
Senior Curriculum Developer
Carquest Technical Institute
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM

  • Room: Sands Expo, Lets Tech Stage
Why should the aftermarket participate in standardizing vehicle connectivity? What standards are we working on how will they benefit you and your business? Here’s where we were yesterday without security. Here’s where we are today with disparate OEM security solutions. Where we need to be tomorrow with a standardized secure... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Joe Register
Vice President, Emerging Technologies
Auto Care Association
Tracks:
  • Let's Tech

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
This session will cover the SVM (Specialty Vehicle Manufacturer) system, focusing on the 2019 GM gaseous fuel options, and will also discuss models not included in the program but available through the aftermarket channels. The session will cover various system and components in some detail, maintenance, operation, and basic system... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Brian Schiedler
Instructor and Program Developer
Linn Benton Community College
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #1
After attending this course, the student will have an understanding what telematics are, they will relate to the types of telematics vehicles that are currently coming into their shop, they will have an insight into some of the newer technologies regarding telematics and they will learn what they can personally... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
John Forro
Owner
A.S.T. Training
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Shop Equip & Tech.

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 703
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Ntl. Service Chains, Repair Shops, Service Pros
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 706
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • Parts Suppliers
  • AAPEXedu
  • Room: The Venetian, Marco Polo Room 704
Speaker(s)
Tracks:
  • All Aftermarket Audiences
  • AAPEXedu

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Room: Mobility Garage #2
What are the key properties of propane autogas? We will learn about these properties, including flammability range, temperature, to ignite, LPG gas verses gasoline. We will also cover specific gravity, tank safety, pressure relief points related to temperature and pressure in the tank. We will also explore Avogadro’s Law as... ...read more...
Speaker(s)
Mark Schmidt
National Trainer
NAFTC
Tracks:
  • Mobility Garage - Electric Car & Alt. Fuel/Energy

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