Blog Tag: “electric vehicles”

  • Where are you going, what have you learned?

    What’s the status quo? We’re back to normal, right? Schools have been in-person all year and families have resumed vacation travel. Since AAPEX 2021, I’ve attended two conferences and worked in the office about half the time. READ MORE  
  • ADAS Is Here and Growing … But There Are Headwinds

    I attend many industry events every year, and the most-discussed topics and issues facing the aftermarket over the past two years are: Supply Chain Disruptions, Labor/Talent Recruitment & Retention, EVs & the Electrification of Tomorrow’s Vehicles, and Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS). READ MORE  
  • Employee Retention & Evolving With the Automotive Industry

    A Conversation With The ASOG Podcast’s David Roman & Lucas Underwood

    We reached out to the hosts of The Auto Shop Owners Group (ASOG) Podcast, David Roman and Lucas Underwood, to get their thoughts on challenges the automotive aftermarket industry is facing, recommendations they have for shop owners, and how… READ MORE  

  • Safe, Secure, Standardized and Direct Access to Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Data on Display at AAPEX 2021

    By Joe Register, vice president, Emerging Technologies, Auto Care Association

    Our entire industry triumphed when we secured the Right to Repair vehicles in 2014. In 2020, the battle continued as the days of open access to the On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port dwindled. Today, repair and diagnostic data is being transmitted… READ MORE  

  • Vehicle Electrification and the Aftermarket Impact

    By Brian Daugherty, chief technology officer, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA)

    We are all aware of the media hype surrounding the future of electrified vehicle sales and that over $300B is being invested globally by vehicle OEMs on battery electric technology and vehicle launches over the next several years. However, last… READ MORE  

  • The Aftermarket Can Take Advantage of Vehicle Data

    By Chris Gardner, senior vice president, AASA

    We sure have heard a lot about telematics and connected vehicles over the past few years – and for good reason. The penetration, spread and utilization of these technologies is headed our way quickly, so it only makes sense to prepare for… READ MORE  

  • The Pandemic’s Impact on EVs and AVs and the New U.S. Fuel Economy Standards

    By Brian Daugherty, chief technology officer, Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association 

    Wow, it is amazing how much the world has changed since AAPEX 2019 – and most of those changes have occurred in the last few months! As we approach AAPEX 2020, we are obviously in very uncertain times and many… READ MORE