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Vehicle Technology and Trends 2013
NEW13

Course format: Live instruction with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 3 hours
Estimated Duration: 4 hours
Pricing
Platinum: $114.00
Gold Class: $114.00
Standard: $138.00

This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Estimator
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Refinish Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Estimator
Steel Structural Technician
Aluminum Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians
Refinish Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

NEW13
Did you know you may also satisfy this requirement by completing the Live course NEW16?

  • Recognize new vehicle materials and designs, safety features, park-assist systems, collision-warning systems, and alternative fuel systems
  • Describe features and technologies that distinguish newer model vehicles from their predecessors
  • Determine repair procedures for technology trends such as plug-in electrics, hybrid high-voltage batteries, and pressure-based sensors
  • Understand how the economic climate, new efficiency practices, and government mandates are contributing to rapid changes in vehicle technology
  • Identify the newest technologies found on North American, Asian, and European vehicles
  • Identify the trends that will become tomorrow’s standard features

Module 1 – Trends and Industry Influences
This module shows some of the latest technology available on today’s vehicles and the factors driven by manufacturing, mandates, and repair procedure changes that influence trends in technology. The student will gain information on subjects such as a heightened use of aluminum, stop/start features on non-hybrid vehicles, the repair of matte finishes, increased mandates for airbags, and stapling plastic.

Module 2 – North American Vehicle Makers
The course continues with a description of features, technologies, and materials found on new North American vehicles, including Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors. The student will learn about repair procedures for the new Dodge Dart, upcoming changes to the Ford Fusion family, and the ultra-high-strength steel on the new Cadillac ATS.

Module 3 – Asian Vehicle Makers
As the student moves through the course, he or she will be introduced to new features found on Asian vehicles including Honda/Acura, Nissan/Infiniti, Mazda, Subaru, and Toyota/Lexus/Scion vehicles. The student will gain insight into repair of the 2013 Honda Accord, Subaru eyesight driver assistance, Toyota allowing more spot welding for repairs, and an Acura notice for lithium-ion batteries.

Module 4 – European Vehicle Makers
This module highlights new features being introduced by European vehicle makers including BMW, Jaguar/Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen. Topics discussed in this module include details on the world’s first aluminum-intensive SUV by Land Rover, “Magic Windshield Wipers” from Mercedes-Benz, and the use of form-hardened UHSS by Volkswagen.

Module 5 – Continuing Trends and Possibilities
The final module of the course concludes with information on trends that point to future innovations in vehicle technology. The student will gain awareness of the plans to increase use of lightweight materials, vehicles “talking” with each other, autonomous vehicles, electronic sun visors, and more.

Course outline containing topics and subtopics.