WHICH SHAPES THE FUTURE
12th Technological conference on motor vehicle maintenance, was successfully concluded in Murska Sobota. Two day conference with this year’s motto “Knowledge, which shapes the future”, attended more than 200 participants from automotive industry.
The main focus of this conference, organized by GMT/Adel and Metron institute, is the exchange of knowledge and experience between aftermarket spare parts manufacturers and vehicle maintenance service providers.
Common viewpoint of everyone involved in vehicle maintenance process, is that modern vehicles have increasing amounts of advanced equipment, which require trained specialists to maintain.
Besides successfully diagnosing complex faults, which requires wide specter of knowledge and experience, these same faults need to be efficiently removed with correct usage of tools and systems, without which the maintenance and repairs of modern vehicles is practically impossible.
Only with this kind of professional approach and by following the tool manufacturer’s instructions, we’re able to ensure suitable level of safety and compliance with variety of regulations.
For years now, the annual Technological conference is a meeting place of experts with high attendance, which will only grow in the years to come, by following the latest trends in automotive industry and transport in general. Importance of vehicle maintenance will only grow with the implementation of more and more advanced technologies and lately self-driving systems, which will require even more strict and rigorous maintenance.
Statements about Technological conference from event organizers:
Matej Žinkovič, organization committee chairman and marketing manager at GMT group
The main purpose of Technological conference, is to connect on one hand the industry professionals, the aftermarket spare part manufacturers, who know exactly the technical specifications and installation procedures. And on the other hand, the clientele, customers from all over Slovenia and even Croatia, who have or will have encountered their products.
Mechanics can pose questions directly and share their experiences from practice, both positive and negative, while the manufacturer representatives can relay the information they gather, to suitable departments in their company. Thus both sides benefit.
Primož Rožnik, technical training manager at GMT group
We try to support our customers with information to solve problems they face in their workshops today. On the other hand, we try to inform them what to expect in near future when their work will change significantly. With the choice of lectures and workshops we gave them a quick glance in upcoming changes in automotive industry and maintenance. Changes will include electric vehicles, telematics, self-driving cars and others. Errors will be deleted before major damaged will occur and not after.
Andrej Pečjak, CEO of Metron institute
On this Technological conference, I wanted to clarify how the maintenance of electric vehicles will be like. Mechanics are well prepared for the emerging electric vehicles, but they fear them too much. Working on electric vehicles will be less dangerous than working on conventional engines. I am noticing their fear, that electric vehicles won’t need maintenance, which will leave them without work. There is no need to fear that, because manufacturers always ensure that there are some unwelcome surprises and more faults then necessary.
Previous program schedule
Saturday, 24th of March 2018
|9:00||–||9:10||Opening of the 12th Technology conference||GMT – Metron|
|9:10||–||9:40||Brake system evolution||Brembo|
|9:40||–||10:10||Meyle parts and joint play tester||Meyle|
|10:10||–||10:40||Wheel bearings, CV joints and driveshafts||SKF|
|10:40||–||11:00||Questions and answers|
|11:15||–||11:45||Present and future of electric and hybrid vehicles||Metron|
|11:45||–||12:15||Maintenance and safety procedures with electric and hybrid vehicles||Bosch|
|12:15||–||12:45||Diagnostics and adjustment of cameras and radars (ADAS)||Texa|
|12:45||–||13:05||Questions and answers|
|14:15||–||14:45||Nexus Academy and vehicle telematics||Nexus Academy|
|14:45||–||15:15||DSG gearbox double dry clutch||Schaeffler / LUK|
|15:15||–||15:45||Diagnostics for automatic gearbox||Ecap|
|15:45||–||16:05||Questions and answers|
|16:50||–||17:20||DPF filters and FAP additives||ing. Peter Caserman|
|17:20||–||17:50||Cleaning DPF filters and air intake manifold cleaning||Magneti Marelli|
|17:50||–||18:10||Questions and answers|
|20:00||–||>||Dinner with live music from Blue Planet group|
Sunday, 25th of March 2018
|9:00||–||9:30||Timing chains and replacement procedures||Febi Bilstein|
|9:30||–||10:00||Special tools for timing belts and timing chains installation||SW Stahl|
|10:00||–||10:20||Questions and answers|
|10:20||–||11:00||Coffee break and transfer to GMT workshop (Noršinska 31, Murska Sobota)|
|Composite discs, mono-block calipers||Brembo|
|ADAS systems adjustment and diagnostics equipment||TEXA|
|EV charging features||Metron|
|ES3 and ATF Extra Pro demonstration||Magneti Marelli|
|Automatic gearbox diagnostics||Ecap|
|Replacing timing belts and chains||Febi Bilstein|
|Timing belt and chains replacement tools||SW Stahl|
|Double dry clutch DSG gearbox||Schaeffler / LUK|
|Suspension joint play tester||Meyle|
|13:00||–||14:30||Catered lunch at GMT d.o.o., Noršinska 31, 9000 Murska Sobota|