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Prepare for the Future of ADAS at NORTHEAST 2022

Trends point toward ADAS technology being included in nearly every new vehicle sold by 2025

Nutley, N.J.—The 2022 NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show is March 18-20 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center (MEC) in Secaucus, N.J. Only a few seats remain for the educational program slate which is designed to arm collision repair professionals with the tools and knowledge needed to be prepared for the future.

With progressing technology, such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), becoming more and more prevalent in today’s vehicles, repairers can attend “The Future of ADAS,” a panel discussion focused on the evolution of ADAS, as well as current trends and critical measures that must be taken now to be prepared for what is coming.

Trends point toward ADAS technology being included in nearly every new vehicle sold by 2025; the number of vehicles with this technology is already continuing to grow daily. Fixing these vehicles requires a complete overhaul of previous practices, safety measures and buy-in from customers and shop personnel alike.

Moderated by veteran auto body industry journalist Joel Gausten, panelists include Nick Barbera (ADAS Diagnostics/Union Collision); George Lesniak (Autel); Eric Newell (AirPro Diagnostics) and Frank Terlep (Auto Techcelerators, LLC).

“Technology has changed so much in the last five years, it can be very difficult to keep up — and that’s just for those who are trying to. Those who aren’t even taking a look at ADAS are really going to have issues,” said AASP/NJ President Jerry McNee. “Liability falls on the shop. Knowledge is power. If you aren’t fixing vehicles correctly because you are not investing the time, it’s going to be a hurdle. If you aren’t willing to learn, who is going to do it for you?”

Seats are limited for this panel and the other educational classes taking place at NORTHEAST 2022. This year’s show marks the 45th year of AASP/NJ’s NORTHEAST, which has become known throughout the industry as the largest regional automotive show of its kind. The annual event continues to offer the best of the best in equipment, tools and more as over 150 companies are anticipated to return to the MEC. Pre-register for a free show badge and keep up with the latest event information by visiting

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