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SCRS announces Session II of OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit

This session will examine telematics and provide a look into what is being used today and what the future might hold

Mechanicsville, Va.—The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has announced session II of the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit (Summit), focusing on vehicle research and trends.

Ryan McMahon, vice president of Insurance and Government Affairs at Cambridge Mobile Telematics, will present at the Summit providing insights into the driver behavior and loss analysis telematics provides. McMahon will review the many use cases different industries have to leverage telematics data collected from connected vehicles, smartphones, and IoT devices.

For example, telematics provides visibility into crash severity by identifying the vehicle’s change in velocity. This information benefits collision repair facilities in many ways, such as resolving repair disputes and automatically determining a total loss — even before ever leaving the accident scene.

To register to attend the Summit held Thursday, Nov. 4, during the 2021 SEMA Show, visit It will take place in the Upper South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, just down the hall from the Collision Repair & Refinish section of the SEMA Show.

McMahon’s session on Vehicle Research and Trends: Telematics will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

“Our objective with these Summit sessions has always been to give our audience perspective into the innovation and emerging trends in the automotive and collision repair fields,” said SCRS Chairman Bruce Halcro. “Sessions like this are critical to understand how access to information is going to change both the collision repair and claims environments.”

Mobile telematics didn’t exist a decade ago. It has seen explosive growth across many industries over the past few years. Analysts forecast it will be a $125 billion industry by 2026. Cambridge Mobile Telematics combines sensor fusion, artificial intelligence, and behavioral science to provide organizations with driving data that measures driving risk, helps drivers become safer, and detects car crashes in real-time.

The data is evolving, and industry segments can better study and leverage the predictive power of speed, braking, cornering, and other driving behaviors both on their own and in the context of other factors. Consumers, regulators, and government officials also continue to adjust their views on privacy.

In this session, McMahon will outline the moving scope of insight gleaned from telematics — the trends, the habits, the research, and the use cases — and give the collision industry a look into what is being used today and at what the future might hold. Summit sessions can be selected individually or as part of the Full Series Pass at

The 2021 OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit is made possible with support from BASF, CCC, Enterprise, Reliable Automotive Equipment, Toyota Wholesale Parts and SEMA.

To learn more about SCRS’ education series at the SEMA Show, visit

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