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AAPEX to Expand Focus on Technology


AAPEX is expanding several programs at this year’s event in a continued effort to spotlight the impact of technology on the automotive aftermarket. The AAPEX show is set for Oct. 30-Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

Mobility Garage, which debuted in 2017, has expanded at AAPEX to two sections, both offering hands-on demos and technology-focused training sessions. The Shop Equipment and Technology section, presented by AVI, will offer 20 sessions, while the Electric Car and Alternative Fuel/Energy section, presented by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), will provide 24 sessions. Mobility Garage also has a new location this year on level two in the Venetian Titian and Bellini Ballrooms.

In the AAPEX Technology of Tomorrow section, exhibitors will showcase the future through technologies that are not yet available, but are currently being tested and discussed, according to show organizers. This section, located in the Venetian Ballroom, upper level two, also will feature a demo of Secure Vehicle Interface (SVI), sponsored by the Auto Care Association. 

Let's Tech returns with 20 minute presentations on topics including advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and the need for calibration, using technology to service more customers and technology for inventory optimization.

This year, the AAPEXedu Technology Track has grown to include 18 sessions on topics such as trends in emerging technologies, radar sensors in modern chassis systems and battery tester innovations. Two all new AAPEXedu forums will focus on Retrofitting ADAS on Existing Cars to Save Lives and Servicing ADAS-Enabled Vehicles.

With a new location in the Venetian hallway, level two, the AAPEX New Product and Packaging Showcases will highlight the latest technology, tools and equipment critical to attendees’ businesses, as well as the most innovative packaging designs.

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