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Revealing opportunities at Automechanika Birmingham


From its prominent position in hall 9, the 72 square metre island stand (9H31) will allow HELLA and its joint venture companies Behr Hella Service and Hella Gutmann Solutions an excellent platform to display its comprehensive range of original equipment and aftermarket components, alongside its highly regarded workshop equipment.

In addition to this exciting attraction, HELLA is also playing a central role in two other visitor-focused initiatives in the form of the Workshop of the Future and the seminar programme.
The Workshop of the Future is a feature area designed to give visitors the opportunity to look at what is round the corner in terms of service and repair. HELLA GUTMANN SOLUTIONS will be showing its camera/radar system calibration (CSC) tool in conjunction with its mega macs diagnostic equipment, in order to help visitors visualise the challenges of, and the aftermarket solution for, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) recalibration.

Developing this theme further, Neil Hilton will be making a presentation at 11:20 on Wednesday 8th in the Aftermarket Theatre, entitled Overcoming the Challenges of ADAS.

By its very nature, ADAS technology is of fundamental importance to driver and pedestrian safety and therefore needs to function precisely, efficiently and reliably.

While it is obvious that ADAS technology will have the single biggest impact on the bodyshop and windscreen replacement sectors, where accident damage and glass replacement logically requires the system to be reset, traditional workshops concentrating on mechanical repair will also be confronted by this technology because even something as commonplace as an adjustment to the vehicle’s steering geometry will require the system’s recalibration! As a result, service and repair work on these vehicles carries extra responsibility and therefore requires high quality equipment and technical user training.