To Find an Event Near you,
enter your zip code

Vehicle Technology and Trends 2015
NEW15

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

Prior Recommended Programs

  • Electric and Electric Hybrid Vehicles (ALT01)
  • Electric and Electric Hybrid Vehicles (ALT01e)
  • Hybrid Electric And Alternative Fuel Vehicles (ALT02)
  • Hybrid Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles (ALT02e)
  • Introduction to Carbon Fiber (CFR01e)
  • Aluminum Panels and Structures Damage Analysis (DAM05)
  • Aluminum Panels and Structures Damage Analysis (DAM05e)
  • Damage Analysis of Advanced Automotive Systems (DAM07)
  • Damage Analysis of Advanced Automotive Systems (DAM07e)
  • Advanced Restraint Systems (RES02)
  • Steel Unitized Structures Technologies and Repair (SPS07)

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

NEW15
Did you know you may also satisfy this requirement by completing the Live course NEW16?

  • Describe features and technologies that distinguish newer model vehicles from their predecessors
  • Recognize new vehicle materials and designs, safety features, collision-warning systems, and alternative fuel systems
  • Gain insights into repair procedures for technology trends such as aluminum structures, ultra-high-strength steel, and carbon fiber
  • 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



Module 1 - Trends and Industry Influences
An overview of manufacturing trends and a glimpse into what is new and what to expect in the near future are provided in the first module, along with a look at some of the aluminum-intensive vehicles coming to market that will require aluminum repair skills. Features and trends that will benefit driver safety, such as rearview cameras and active lane keeping systems, will also be discussed in this module. Detailed information on new equipment, materials, and procedures, as well as how the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support portal can be easily accessed for repair information are also addressed in the first module.

Module 2 - North American Vehicle Makers
As the course continues, a glimpse into some of the features, technologies, and materials found on new North American vehicles, including Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors, are described. Among the vehicles highlighted are the Jeep Renegade “baby Jeep,” 2015 Chrysler 200C, including information on its rail sectioning procedures, and the 2015 Ford F-150.

Module 3 – Asian Vehicle Makers
The third module introduces new features found on Asian vehicles including Honda/Acura, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota/Lexus. Students will hear about Nissan’s Smart Rearview Mirror, Subaru’s EyeSight Improvement, and much more.

Module 4 - European Vehicle Makers
This module highlights new features being introduced by European vehicles makers: Alfa Romeo, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen. Some of the key vehicle models and features shared are the 2015 BMW i8 and its carbon fiber structure and the 2015 Volkswagen eGolf Electric.

Module 5 - Future Trends
The course concludes with an overview of some of the new technology that is being introduced in a variety of vehicles. A look into the Ford Skyliner Transit, CAFE Solution Search, Multi-State EV and Fuel Cell Plan, Roof-Mounted Front Passenger Airbag, and Audi Traffic Light Recognition are just a few of the topics covered at the end of the course.


Course outline containing topics and subtopics.