Hundreds register for I-CAR vehicle technology conference, limited space remains available

Hoffman Estates, IL
July 22, 2014

I-CAR®, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, today reported that over 300 industry leaders have registered for the 2014 I-CAR Conference, set for July 30 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, Michigan. Only a few seats remain to accommodate other attendees.


Just two weeks from now, conference participants will explore new developments in vehicle technology as they affect the collision repair industry.

“With the approaching changes in vehicle-efficiency requirements, the automotive industry is engaged in a tsunami of technological research and development,” said I-CAR CEO and President John S. Van Alstyne. “Our 2014 conference is designed to bring industry executives up to speed on the latest aspects of powertrain development, advanced technology and new applications of materials from the perspectives of 10 innovative leaders in these arenas. We are gratified that so many executives have recognized the importance of this full-day conference by registering for it online, and we encourage people from all across the automotive landscape to join us on July 30.”

Moderated by automotive enthusiast and host of Autoline Daily and Autoline This Week John McElroy, the I-CAR Conference features an exceptional lineup of auto industry experts from:

  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Alcoa
  • Steel Market Development Institute
  • Robert Bosch LLC
  • The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
  • SCG Management

Their discussions will detail new opportunities for meeting efficiency challenges, achieving vehicle optimization; lightweighting with new and improved conventional materials; managing the changing DNA of the vehicle; and understanding advanced electronics, communications and safety systems.

Registrations still can be completed online through the I-CAR Conference website. Each registrant also will receive a free two-day pass to the Automotive Service Association’sNACE|CARS Expo for July 31 and August 1 at Cobo Center.

About the 2014 I-CAR Conference

The 2014 I-CAR Conference at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, brings hundreds of executives together with leading auto industry figures to detail the challenges and opportunities related to rapidly advancing automotive technologies and their impact on the collision repair industry. The July 30 conference offers extensive opportunities for networking, discussion and learning. For more information, visit the I-CAR Conference website.