13 October 2016

High level speakers at Auto Trade Expo

Diesel's future as engine power, the impact of advances in engine design on servicing and repair, and the implications for the aftermarket of digital service records are just some of the subjects which will be discussed at the Auto Trade Expo which is being held at Citywest Exhibition centre on 22-23 October, writes Brian Byrne.

They will be part of the TechZone in the Expo, Ireland's annual Trade Fair for the Aftermarket.

Vehicle master technician James Dillon will speak on the Saturday on ‘Connected Cars – diagnostics and business’ and on the Sunday about ‘Dirty Diesel – next generation engine power’ — in this session James will discuss the current state of diesel power after the emissions scandal.

Frank Massey is one of the UK’s leading experts in vehicle diagnostics with over 40 years of industry experience, and his presentation will focus on the evolution of direct petrol injection, as well as the challenges of emissions regulations and Euro 6+.

Martyn Holt, product development manager responsible for engine and cooling system components at Schaeffler (UK) Ltd, will give a talk on Modern Thermal Management Systems.

Richard Stain will be talking about digital service records which are becoming increasingly popular with vehicle manufacturers with important implications for the aftermarket, and also J2534 pass-through diagnostics.

Philip Rutt is an Automotive Distribution and OEM Support Engineer with Pico Automotive and he is giving a talk on an introduction to Oscilloscope diagnostics: Where to start, what to do, and how to succeed?

Keith Walsh is a partner in MKW Training, Bosch’s Training Centre for Ireland and MKW Motors, the Bosch Car Service Centre in Dublin and he will discuss Hi Voltage, Hybrid-Hi Voltage and Electric vehicles — System Layout, component description and operation, certification & safety criteria.