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ASA Connected CARS Prepares for Detroit

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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 10, 2017 – The Automotive Service Association’s Connected CARS event May 18-19 in Detroit provides an in-depth look at the technical aspects of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Connected CARS will feature exclusive high-end training on the future of scan tools and cybersecurity with a primary focus on driver assistance systems operation, design, diagnosis and calibration. The program will include discussions with engineers chosen for their design level knowledge of their particular systems, featuring custom courses exclusively for this audience. Attendees will be the very first in the country to have the opportunity to receive certification in Bosch ADAS camera system calibration.

Speakers include:

  • Debra Bezzina, managing director, Center for Connected and Automated Transportation at the University of Michigan
  • Greg Potter, manager, Equipment and Tool Institute (ETI)
  • Bob Gruszczynski, OBD communication expert, Volkswagen Group of America
  • Scott Belt, chief engineer, Mahle
  • Jim Luyckx, general manager of Product Development, Snap-On Tools

The program will take place May 18-19 at the Detroit Metro Airport Marriott Hotel in Romulus, Mich. Additional information, including registration and the full program, is available at

The Automotive Service Association is the largest not-for-profit trade association of its kind dedicated to and governed by independent automotive service and repair professionals. ASA serves an international membership base that includes numerous affiliate, state and chapter groups from both the mechanical and collision repair segments of the automotive service industry.

ASA advances professionalism and excellence in the automotive repair industry through education, representation and member services. To take advantage of the many benefits of membership in ASA, please visit or call (817) 514-2900.

For additional information about ASA, including past news releases, go to, or visit ASA’s legislative website at

Contact: ASA Washington, D.C. Office
(202) 543-1440

For Release: Immediate
News Bulletin 17.11

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