Aftermarket Insider Issue 77 - (Page 3)

telematiCs Challenge T EC H N o l o g Y U P DAT E Announcing the Aftermarket Telematics Challenge May the Best Application of Technology Win… The Aftermarket Telematics AAIA technology standards and an important criterion is how effectively the product connects the consumer to the aftermarket service channel. The Aftermarket Telematics Challenge winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and a matching donation will be made to the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship fund in their name. Winners will also receive: • Editorial coverage in the AAIA magazine – Aftermarket Insider • Recognition in the program for the 2012 AAIA Town Hall Breakfast at AAPEX • A news release distributed to automotive and technology media • An opportunity to demonstrate and explain the winning product at the AAPEX Learning seminar: Yes, the Aftermarket Can Do Telematics, Thursday, Nov. 1 at The Venetian Hotel Vehicle telematics is an opportunity for the aftermarket service channel to offer consumers the convenience, safety and savings of connected services plus the freedom to choose where the information from their vehicle is sent. For more information or to register your product for the Aftermarket Telematics Challenge, e-mail or call 301-654-6664. Challenge is on… and the stakes couldn’t be higher. AAIA has announced a contest to locate and recognize the most innovative solution to the telematics challenge – how to keep consumers and their vehicles connected to the independent aftermarket service channel in the age of OE-embedded technology. Applicants can submit their products and solutions for judging by Oct. 1. The winner will be announced at AAPEX and have an opportunity to present their product at the Nov. 1 seminar, “Yes – the Aftermarket Can Do Telematics.” For the last two years, AAIA has produced the Shop of Tomorrow on the AAPEX show floor to demonstrate a model for vehicle connectivity and remote diagnostics using technology and protocols that are available today. The Aftermarket Telematics Challenge is designed to smoke out the products and solutions that are in the market today or under development. The contest will offer a valuable promotional opportunity to the winner. And the industry will benefit by learning about the innovative telematics solutions that are in the market and in the pipeline. All applications will be kept confidential and only reviewed by the judges and association staff. The winning application will be notified no later than Monday, Oct. 8. Extra consideration will be given to those products that make use of Telematics Challenge Entry Requirements: 1. Complete entries must be received no later than Monday, Oct. 1. 2. Entries must be sent to 3. Entries must include: • A working demonstration of a commercial product or working prototype. - Video or webcast are the preferred format. Demonstrations must be available to judges on-demand. • A presentation in PowerPoint addressing: - an overview of the technical architecture of the product; - a description of the features and benefits for both the consumer and the aftermarket service channel; and - a discussion of the use of standards and what integration challenges were overcome. • A white paper discussion of the business model and financial viability of the product. AFTERMARKET INSIDER | VOLUME 77 | 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Aftermarket Insider Issue 77

Aftermarket Insider Issue 77
President’s Message
Technology Update
Massachusetts: A State of Repair
Meet Your Future Customers and Employees: Y Should We Care ?
Member Profile
Market Intelligence
Market Intelligence

Aftermarket Insider Issue 77