Thatcham focus on the future

Thatcham’s Repair Focus 2015 – Technology and repair: The future is now! – is all set to take place tomorrow (Thursday 18 June 2015) at Thatcham’s Automotive Academy.

In association with bodyshop magazine, this year’s event will showcase some of Thatcham’s recent research projects, including a repair validation project, demonstrating the potential safety implications of good and poor repair. The event also plays host to the finals of the bodyshop/Thatcham Craft Awards.

The full programme of topical seminars throughout the day includes:

10:00 Thatcham Certification Services
~ An inside look as to how Thatcham carry out product assessment and certifications

10:40 Emerging Body Structures
~ A look at new trends in developing lightweight car srtuctures

11:20 e-learning & qualifications
~ The IMI show how e-learning can be used to build towards full professional registration and ongoing CPD

12:00 Repair Validation
~ A comparison of poor v good repair and the safety implications in a subsequent crash.

12:40 From PAS to British Standard
~ BSI highlight the reasons, timescales and transition process from PAS 125 to BS10125

13:40 Thatcham Repair Sector Products: The Road Ahead
~ A look at the suite of repair solutions currently on offer from Thatcham and future plans

14:20 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
~ An exploration as to how future ADAS technology could help you #stopthecrash

The event includes a trade show of the industry’s leading product suppliers.

The annual ABP members meeting also takes place.