I-CAR unveils keynote speaker and event lineup for inter-industry conference in Boston

I-CAR announced that Chrysler Group LLC Director of Regulatory Affairs, Reginald R. Modlin, will service as keynote speaker during the I-CAR Inter-Industry Conference in Boston. The conference will be dedicated to changing vehicle technology and Mr. Modlin will focus on the topics of CAFE compliance and impact on vehicle design, specifically lightweighting. 

As Director of Regulatory Affairs, Mr. Modlin is responsible for all aspects of product safety and environmental compliance. His key responsibilities include: policy development to guide reaction of legislation and regulations in the NAFTA regions vehicle emissions certification, fuel economy strategy and reporting, and vehicle safety compliance demonstrations and resolution of compliance issues with EPA and NHTSA. Mr. Modlin has been serving in this capacity for 14 years and has been with Chrysler for 38 years.

On July 24 and 25, renowned Autoline TV host and author, John McElroy, will serve as moderator leading the I- CAR Inter-Industry Conference attendees through the fast-paced, comprehensive 30,000-foot view agenda on Driving Excellence…in Technology – The Changing World of Vehicle Technology & What it Means to You.

Day One focus is on advances in integrated vehicle safety systems, evolving vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to- infrastructure communications, and related background on driver behavior, trends and related regulations. The general session concludes with a Q & A Speaker Panel. 

Day Two focus is on the topic of CAFE and impact on vehicle design. The conference concludes with an Inter- Industry Panel that will bring together thought leaders from the Collision Repair Inter-Industry: Repairers, OEM, insurer, tool & equipment, I-CAR and collision repair research. These experts will discuss the repair and business impacts associated with today’s rapidly evolving vehicle technology landscape. 

I-CAR speakers include technical leaders from NHTSA, IIHS, the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), vehicle OEMs, and OEM suppliers, who will share their knowledge on the vehicle technology developments coming soon to the collision repair industry. 

Those interested in attending may register for the conference as well as reserve a room at The Westin Boston Waterfront by going to: i-­car.cvent.com/julyconference