December 2018 Blog Posts

Technically Speaking, We’ve Got You Covered

12/17/2018 by I-CAR
Some days it seems like computers – not cars – have entered your bays.  With the influx of complex and advanced vehicles, the thirst for technical knowledge and support within the collision repair industry has skyrocketed, and that trend will only continue.
I-CAR’s Repairability Technical Support (RTS) Portal is a growing online resource designed to equip the industry with critical access to OEM technical information.  Launched in 2015, the subscription-based program addresses hundreds of technical inquiries each month.


Innovative High School Takes Seat Inside Volkswagen

12/07/2018 by I-CAR
As talent attraction and retention becomes a critical differentiator to today’s businesses, one OEM, Volkswagen, is recalibrating its efforts through a new on-site school. 
31 students have left their traditional high school experience, opting instead to attend the Volkswagen Mechatronics Akademie, an innovative collaboration between Volkswagen Chattanooga, Chattanooga State Community College and the Hamilton County Department of Education (HCDE). The novel program is like no other, infusing the study of mechatronics, a multi-disciplinary engineering field, into their daily learnings, all at a real-time global vehicle manufacturer’s campus.