ALLDATA Leverages AAIA Standards to Advance the Shop of Tomorrow ALLDATA’s innovations will be demonstrated at AAPEX, booth #3265, November 1-3, in Las Vegas.
Elk Grove, CA – October 25, 2011 – ALLDATA LLC,
the leading provider of manufacturers’ automotive repair
information and solutions for the professional automotive service
and collision repair industries announced today that for the
third year in a row, they will participate in the AIAA’s Shop of
Tomorrow at the upcoming 2011 Automotive Aftermarket Products
Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. ALLDATA® will show how
repair and diagnostic information could significantly impact the
future of the automotive repair industry. In addition to
participating at the Shop of Tomorrow, booth #3066, ALLDATA will
also exhibit directly across the aisle at booth #3265.
Leveraging standards developed by the Automotive Aftermarket
Industry Association (AAIA), ALLDATA will demonstrate how a
telematics device can enable communication between the car and
the car’s owner via an iPad2®, and the car’s preferred shop’s
management system. Notifications can range from simple
maintenance reminders to diagnostic trouble codes. The
demonstration will show how a driver might be alerted and/or be
routed for service.
“For most repair professionals, it is already difficult to keep
pace with the technical advances and diagnostic requirements that
are now common with each new vehicle release,” said ALLDATA
Senior Product Marketing Manager, Ben Johnson. “We are exploring
technologies that will help shops efficiently and effectively
diagnose and repair complex problems. Efficiency and
marketability of service have evolved as the key to remaining
profitable in a highly competitive environment. Using telematics
and industry standards, we will show how a shop might begin
servicing the vehicle when the problem occurs, instead of when
the vehicle shows up in the service bay.”
“ALLDATA was an early advocate for standardized shop technology
and continues to support the AAIA interface standards,” said
Scott Luckett, AAIA Vice President of Information Technology.
“They have been aggressive in showcasing how standards can be
leveraged to bring their products to the customer in new and
innovative ways. Without standards such as iSHOP and ACES
embedded into a shop’s software and equipment, a shop may soon
find it difficult to continue operating effectively.”
iSHOP allows a wide range of shop systems to share customer and
vehicle data as well as diagnostic results and other relevant
information, reducing redundancies and unnecessary keystrokes.
ACES (Aftermarket Catalog Enhanced Standard) is the North
American industry standard for the management and exchange of
automotive catalog applications data.
Presentations demonstrating these technologies will be held daily
during the show at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. In addition, on
November 3, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Johnson and Luckett will also
present “Inside the Shop of Tomorrow and Aftermarket Telematics”
as part of the AAPEX Learning Forum. The presentation will take
place in the Venetian Hotel.
Stop by booth #3265 for information on all ALLDATA products or