Vehicle Technology and Trends 2019
VT019E01

Course format: Online training with posttest
I-CAR Credit Hours: 1 hour
Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Pricing
Gold Class: $60.00
Platinum: $60.00
Standard: $72.00

This course meets New Technology training requirements for the following roles:
Estimator
Steel Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser

This course is an Annual Training option for the following roles:
Estimator
Steel Structural Technician
Non-Structural Technician
Auto Physical Damage Appraiser


Vehicle Technology and Trends is a 1-hour course that covers trending topics in the automotive and collision industry for 2019. This is broken down by regions which are domestics, Asian imports, and European imports. This course will also touch on some of the new vehicles either being offered as a new model, or ones that have had a complete redesign for 2019. The course concludes with a discussion of future vehicles and technologies.

 

Course Content
Module 1 – Trends and Industry Influences

Module 1 will begin with the discussion of manufacturing trends. This includes paints options, unitized and frame designs, and the increased use of electrical components. There is some videos to support the materials. The module concludes with a discussion of new tools and equipment that can be useful for collision repair shops.

Module 2 –  North American Vehicle Makers   

This module is all about new and redesigned domestic vehicles. There are topics on the new RAM and Wrangler from FCA. There is discussion of the new 2019 Ranger, as well as, Fords Co-Pilot 360 that will find its ways onto most models. The module concludes with the General Motors Corporations. This will include the all new Silverado and Sierra. It also has some Corvette ZR1 information. There is also some information on the new Cadillac XT4.

Module 3 –  Asian Vehicle Makers   

This module will discuss some new and redesigned vehicles coming from the Asian makers. This will include some information on the 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback. There will also be some discussion on the redesigned Subaru Forester. The module will conclude with some information on the all new Subaru Ascent.

Module 4 –   European Vehicle Makers      

This module will discuss some new and redesigned vehicles coming from the European makers. It begins with some information on the all new full electric Jaguar I-PACE. From there it discusses some information on the all new BMW 8 series. After there is some information on the redesigned Mercedes-Benz G-Class. There is then some information on the all new Volkswagen Arteon. The all new Volvo XC40 will be discussed. The module concludes with the redesigned Porsche Cayenne.

Module 5 –   Future Vehicles and Technologies      

In this final module, we will begin by discussing some near future possibilities applicable to the automotive industry that can have an impact on collision repair. We will then go into some identification of near future production models coming over the next couple of years. The module and course will conclude with some discussions on new security measures being taken due to the increased use of technology on vehicles.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify trends, tools, and equipment for the automotive industry in 2019.
  • Identify new vehicle features, paint, construction materials, and body structures trending in 2019.
  • Describe new tools and technologies that may help with the repair process.
  • Describe vehicles and technologies from Ford, GM, and FCA.
  • Describe vehicles and technologies from Toyota and Subaru.
  • Describe vehicles and technologies from Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Volvo, and Porsche.
  • Explain future vehicles, trends, and technologies.