Attendees Have Plenty to Pique Their Interest at SEMA

Car enthusiasts and industry professionals check out the options at SEMA on opening day.

If you’re a car lover, and yes, if you are in the auto glass industry, SEMA is the place to be this week in Las Vegas. The show opened today and there is plenty of things for auto glass companies to see.

AirPro Diagnostics debuted the “Auggie” ADAS Forward-Facing-Camera Calibration tool in the SEMA New Products Showcase.

“AirPro is excited to enter Auggie in this year’s New Products Showcase and is confident it will garner significant attention and bring us home a blue ribbon,” said Lonnie Margol, AirPro’s president and CEO. “We are extremely proud of our highly talented R&D team who have worked tirelessly and diligently to develop and deliver what most industry experts have called ‘a game-changing’ technology in the ADAS calibrations field.”

Lonnie Margol, AirPro president and CEO, showing off Auggie which is on display at SEMA this week.

Margol said Auggie will increase the efficiency to repair facilities and consumers in need of safe and reliable ADAS calibrations dramatically. The vehicle’s forward-facing camera identifies the virtualized targets presented by the Auggie device, which is mounted directly on the vehicle windshield and connected to an AirPro device. This enables it to be controlled by AirPro’s uniquely-skilled, brand specialists to ensure an accurate calibration and safe repair, he added. Additionally, the technology augments the conditions and vehicle position to duplicate requirements by vehicle manufacturers.

Other companies at the event showing off their new products include the Auto Glass Safety Council, Duncan Systems, Glass Mechanix, GlasWeld, GT Tools, Precision Replacement Parts and more.

Equalizer is there showing off its auto glass replacement tools and attendees can see them “remove the exterior glass on a yet-to-be-announced sports car multiple times,” according to SEMA promotions.

Attendees can see products related to windshield repair as well from companies such as Delta Kits, who will be showcasing their windshield repair and headlight restoration products.

Yesterday SEMA Show exhibitors voted on the vehicles that represent the best business opportunities for the aftermarket in five categories. Winners are:

  • SEMA Car of the Year: Ford Mustang
  • SEMA Truck of the Year: Chevrolet Silverado
  • SEMA 4×4/SUV of the Year: Jeep Wrangler
  • SEMA Sport Compact of the Year: Audi RS 3
  • SEMA Powersports Vehicle of the Year: Polaris RZR

Perhaps you will see some of these vehicles in your shop soon.

SEMA continues through Friday.

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