I-CAR announced that Lawrence Geise, vice president of automobile frame design, research and testing, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. will deliver a keynote speech at the I-CAR Inter-Industry Conference in Boston. Geise will address the body and chassis system changes being made by Honda to contribute to enhanced fuel economy and safety performance. Geise joins fellow OEM keynote Reginald R. Modlin, director, regulatory affairs, from Chrysler Group LLC and an exceptional line-up of technical leaders who will speak at the event on July 24 to 25.
The conference will focus on the changing world of vehicle technology and what this means to the industry’s future. The topics are collision repair industry relevant, covering the regulatory environment that is driving the vehicle “technology tsunami” and the related technology advances such as integrated vehicle safety systems, body and chassis system innovations in support of vehicle light-weighting, and the potential for self-driving vehicles.
The conference moderator is John McElroy, Autoline TV host and author and previously announced conference speakers include:
• National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Nathaniel Beuse, associate administrator for vehicle safety and research
• Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), David Zuby, cChief research officer
• Center for Automotive Research (CAR), Richard Wallace, director, transportation systems analysis
• Robert Bosch LLC, Dr. Kay Stepper, director, driver assistance systems, chassis systems control
An inter-industry panel will also explore the repair and business impact associated with these coming vehicle technology changes.
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2013 I-CAR Inter-Industry Conference.