Auto Body News Update – 5/14/14

I-CAR CEO Will Present Study Results in Nashville

John Van Alstyne, CEO of I-CAR, will be in Nashville, Tennessee on May 22nd to give a two-hour presentation at the One Century Place Conference Center.  Beyond the normal updates about business at I-CAR and any new procedures that they will be introducing to the marketplace, John also plans on releasing the results of a study that was conducted to test return on investment for auto boy shops before and after I-CAR training systems were implemented.

Additionally, Mr. Van Alstyne will cover all of the key steps required in order to create an environment of learning at an auto body shop, along with additional facts that were uncovered during the study.  In an I-CAR release, it was stated, “You will receive practical advice designed to help you increase market share, keep your best employees, and grow your bottom line”.  So, if increasing profitability is on your list of to-dos for 2014, this might be a seminar worth attending.  The presentation is slated to begin at 9 a.m. on May 22nd.

OmniVision To Release Automotive Image Sensor

OmniVision has long been the industry leader in development of advanced digital solutions for various industries and marketplaces.  They have now announced and released the first of its kind illumination device on the rear of vehicles in attempt to shed light on that area and help avoid potential hazards to vehicles.

The details of the chip and technology itself are cumbersome and difficult to decipher.  All in all, this technology goes above and beyond the current ‘back up cameras’ that are installed in cars today.  This new technology will provide a much higher resolution picture with less ‘noise’ or interference in the picture.  It will also help to provide light to dim or poorly lit areas at the rear of vehicles.  It has also been stated that this technology can be installed at auto body shops as an after market device that will work with current electrical systems on most cars that currently have a back up camera built in.

What does this all mean?  Well, OmniVision hopes that it means fewer accidents while backing out of a parking spot or your driveway, but only time will tell whether or not the results will actually be achieved.

For now, you will have to rely on the experts at Martin’s Collision Center and Sanford Paint & Body for all of your auto body needs and wants.  We specialize in auto bodywork, collision damage and body repainting.  With two I-CAR certified and convenient locations in Sanford, FL, we are just a phone call away to help you with any auto body issue that you might have!