What You Need to Know
To Elevate and Unite Automotive Professionals, andGive Them Voice 

 

Why You Should Be There...

 

Friday, June 22

 

2:00 - 4:00pm   

Working with Generations X and Y

Speaker: Maylan Newton

 

Do you ever find members of your team frustrated, tense, distracted, upset or unreasonable with other members of the team? Wonder why? Well, Gen Y thinks Gen X is a bunch of whiners. Gen X believes Gen Y is arrogant. And everyone thinks the Boomers are self-absorbed workaholics. While the younger generation's entitled attitude is clashing with the older worker's values, Gen Y's presence is improving workplace policy for everyone. Once we understand their differences and learn what is important for each group we can work together effectively.

 

4:00 - 6:00pm  

Growing Your Business By Accepting Risk

Speaker: Mitch Schneider, Automotive Training Institute

 

Nothing ventured: Nothing gained... The promise of extraordinary reward generally brings with it the risk of extraordinary failure... And, yet, "You miss 100% of the shots you never take..." (Wayne Gretsky)

 

Like the turtle, we never make progress unless we stick our necks out. But, how do you manage the "Cost/Value Ratio of Risk & Reward" when each decision you make impacts the future of everyone involved in your business.

 

You gather all the data you can... analyze... evaluate... assess... consider... formulate... project... But, sooner or later, you will have to decide. And, once you do: good or bad, right or wrong, it will be time to step off the cliff into the abyss and execute! Let's talk about risks and rewards and making the right decisions to grow your business and turn your dreams into reality!"

 

6:00 - 7:00pm  

Welcome Reception

Speaker: Scott Brown, iATN

 

The International Automotive Technicians' Network iATN, is the first and largest on-line network of automotive service professionals. With several valuable aspects and features available, iATN President Scott Brown will present an overview of iATN's features and fully demonstrate many of their widely used assets.

  

New Ideas on what works in today's challenging market. Networking with some of the sharpest and most forward-thinking minds in the industry is a great way to learn and grow as a leader. All to help you set a course for survival through today's challenging economic times...

 

 

 

 

ASCCA Has a New Facebook Page 

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Please visit us on our new Facebook page. We look forward to your comments and shared experiences. We will be posting information, links and events as a way to continue supporting our community and advancing our industry. Please encourage your friends and colleagues to "Like" us as well! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

 


Volvo Successfully Tests Autonomous Car Platoon on Public Highway

 

For the first time ever, a "road train" of four vehicles automatically driving in convoy behind a lead vehicle has operated on a public highway among other road users. The historic test in Spain was to demonstrate the effectiveness of vehicle "platooning" where semi-autonomous vehicles are able to follow one another maintaining constant spacing.

 

The test was conducted as part of the SARTRE (Safe Road Trains for the Environment) project, a joint venture between various European research groups and the Volvo Car Corporation. The platoon, made up of a Volvo XC60, a Volvo V60, a Volvo S60 and a Volvo truck, made its way down a public highway outside Barcelona, Spain and was the first-ever test drive of a road train among other road users.  The vehicles drove at 85 kilometers an hour.
 
Building on Volvo's already existing safety systems, including cameras, radar and laser sensors, the vehicles monitor the lead vehicle, operated by a professional driver, and also other vehicles in their immediate vicinity. Through wireless communication, the autonomous vehicles in the platoon "mimic" the lead vehicle, accelerating, braking and turning in exactly the same way as the leader. 
 
The project aims to deliver improved comfort for drivers, who can now spend their time doing other things while driving, improving traffic safety, lower
the risk of traffic jams, and reduce environmental impact through fuel savings. It is estimated that highway operation of road trains can produce a 20 percent fuel savings, depending on vehicle spacing and geometry. 
 
The three-year SARTRE project has been under way since 2009. All told, the vehicles in the project have covered about 10,000 kilometers. After the test on the public roads in Spain, the project is now entering a new phase with the focus on analysis of fuel consumption.

ASCCA  One Member Can! Update        

 

The One Member Can! campaign has pushed off with great momentum and we've seen just how much one member CAN make a difference!

 

Since the launch of the One Member Can! campaign in February, ASCCA has seen individual members throughout the state rise to the occasion to reach out and make a difference in their Chapter and for ASCCA!

 

Remember when you recruit a new member to send in your coupon on the bottom of the One Member Can! Membership Drive (Page 2) or send an email with your name and the name of the members you have recruited.

 

The attached flyers were designed by the membership committee as marketing material to be used to introduce and provide information to Chapter Leadership about the One Member Can! program.

 

The One Member Can! informative, 2-page flyer is designed to be printed double-sided on 8 " x 11" sheets of paper, while the one page poster is designed to be a tabletop piece, printed on glossy 8" x 10" stock paper - to be place next to the 2-page flyers. There is also a 16" x 20" poster available. If you would like to display a poster of that size, please contact us directly and the template will be forwarded separately.

 

Please take a moment to read through the marketing material thoroughly. The more you know about our One Member Can! campaign - the better you'll be at using it to engage and enlist new members! The material also contains instructions on how to report your new member sign-ups, and how you can win a new iPad.

 

If you need any additional information or have questions, please don't hesitate to contact Heather Vigil at (800) 810-4272 or hvigil@amgroup.us.

 

 

Click here for the One Member Can flyer.

Click here for the One Member Can Poster
 

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE
Join Us at the 2012 Annual Educational and Leadership Conference
"LIKE" ASCCA's New Facebook Page!
Volvo Successfully Tests Autonomous Car
ASCCA One Member Can Campaign Update

Calendar of Events

 

ASCCA Summer Educational Conference

2012 Summer Conf Logo 
June 22-24, 2012

Hilton Irvine, Orange County Airport

Room Rate: $99
Hotel Reservation: Call 800.445.8667 and ask for ASCCA room rate.
Reservation deadline: June 5, 2012

 2012 Attendee Brochure 

  2012 Exhibitor Brochure

 

Team Weekend 
September 29-30, 2012

Embassy Suites, Sacramento
Hotel Reservation
Room Rate: $149
Reservation deadline: September 7

 

Team Weekend 
December 8-9, 2012

Embassy Suites, Sacramento
Hotel Reservation: COMING SOON
Room Rate: $149
Reservation deadline: November 16
 

 

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