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Automechanika Technical Workshops

TecRMI_rgbThe following Technical Workshops are organised by autotechnician magazine and sponsored by TecRMI…

autotechnician is proud and excited to announce its partnership with Automechanika Birmingham to deliver technical seminars on Wednesday 8th June from 1.00pm to 4.30pm in the Technical Seminar Theatre on Stand H2B in Hall 11 at Automechanika Birmingham and is sponsored by TecRMI. There will be Technical Workshops from Frank Massey, James Dillon, Peter Coombes, Neil Pattemore, and TecRMI.

Don’t miss your chance to see the latest innovations, products and services available to independent workshops this June. Register today at, using code AUT002…

Vehicle Battery Technology, Frank Massey of ADS

The oldest electrical component fitted to a vehicle. Yet changes in construction & care strategies effect every aspect of a vehicles performance.  From the moment of production all batteries begin a process of unavoidable decay. How we manage this process directly effects everything from reliability, vehicle performance, and emissions. Understanding this technology is vital if the entire electrical system is to function correctly. The presentation will cover performance, charging & maintenance of flooded calcium, enhanced flooded & absorbent glass matt batteries.

The ‘Connected Car’ and its impact on independent garage vehicle diagnostics, James Dillon

James Dillon of Technical Topics will look at the arrival of the connected car in the marketplace and its impact on the method and process of diagnostics for the independent workshop. The details of diagnostics over the Internet Protocol (DoIP), 4G, V2V and V21 are detailed and the threats and opportunities that these ‘new ways’ present.

The ‘connected and intelligent’ car, Peter Coombes

Peter Coombes of Learnguistics by Tech-Club will look at Vehicle to Vehicle Communication, including traffic avoidance, safe driving and anti-collision systems. Also, the ultimate incarnation of V-2-X: The driverless car and how they work.

Telematics, Neil Pattemore

“The introduction of telematics to create the ‘connected car’ will bring both challenges and opportunities for the independent workshop”. Neil Pattemore of Xen Consultancy will help workshop managers better understand the developing situation and the potential impact on the future access to in-vehicle data – the life blood of any service and maintenance business.”


TecRMI will be demonstrating how its technical service and repair data provides technicians with multiple options for diagnostic fault finding, as well as general service and repair schedules and installation processes. In addition, they’ll see how the system’s unique vehicle recall and service update information allows workshops looking for a competitive advantage to proactively develop business opportunities.

View the floorplan for the show, details of how to get there, accommodation and parking here

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