Automechanika Birmingham is hosting its very own interactive technology showcase, the ‘Workshop of the Future’, which will give visitors a valuable insight into the inevitably advancing next generation of automotive technologies and therefore the need for workshops to future-proof their businesses.
The ‘Workshop of the Future’, at stand 10F8, features the latest developments and technology in the industry that will represent the future for the independent workshop. The stand hosts companies such as Delphi, Tesla, HELLA, Gemco, IMI and S&B Automotive Training, all of which will be displaying their advanced products, including the cutting edge in electric vehicles, battery technology, technical training and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), throughout the three days of Automechanika Birmingham, June 7-9.
The IMI will present the ‘Learning Zone’ in which the organisation will be showing their eLearning modules, testing the visitor’s knowledge on their core skills and using multimedia to stimulate knowledge through interactive learning methods.
Tesla’s ‘Electric Vehicle and Battery Technology Zone’ will house the company’s Model S car and supercharger for the battery, which will demonstrate the electric vehicle and its charging capabilities.
Gemco will also have a section entitled the ‘Equipment and Design Zone’ where the latest garage equipment will be displayed, including the most up to date products from DURA Workshop Systems. Visitors can witness the full 3D design service and discover the latest garage equipment being used in the most impressive installations for modern workshops.
The ‘ADAS Calibration Zone’ is represented by HELLA’s workshop equipment brand, HELLA GUTMANN SOLUTIONS, which will be showcasing its latest camera and radar system calibration tool. ADAS technology will undoubtedly dominate the future of vehicle repair because in addition to crash repair and windscreen replacement, even everyday tasks such as steering and suspension replacement will require camera recalibration.
The ‘Workshop of the Future’ will additionally be playing host to S&B Automotive Training for the ‘Training Zone’, to show the emergence of 3D and augmented training for workshop technicians. They will be inviting visitors to test themselves on the latest technology in virtual and immersive 3D training and the company through the SimSpray Training System, will highlight the benefits of skills training.
Finally in the feature area is Delphi’s new J2534 “pass-thru” device that enables technicians to connect directly to the vehicle manufacturer’s repair and maintenance information.
This feature area will be a perfect opportunity for all visitors to experience exciting new equipment that will soon be dominating the independent workshops. ‘Workshop of the Future’ gives visitors an excellent example of how to future proof their businesses and what equipment and tools are needed to stay relevant in the ever-changing aftermarket.