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Important survey to assess gaps in capabilities and guide future decision making
IDC Press Release, 3/7/11
IDC Manufacturing Insights today announced the launch of a joint study with the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) on the impact of increased vehicle technology on service, diagnostics, and technician safety. The study targets not only the technicians at dealerships and independent repair facilities, but also the OEMs and suppliers that design, engineer, tool, and produce the vehicles.
Scheduled to begin this week, IDC Manufacturing Insights and the SAE will use the study findings to make recommendations to OEMs, suppliers, and other industry groups to help improve education, training, tools, and future design. These recommendations will be presented at SAEs annual On-Board Diagnostics Symposium in September.