VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS – THE FUTURE
Today, our aftermarket industry continues that search for new trends and product ideas for customers to enhance or modify their vehicles for a specific use. However, changing government attitudes and increasing regulation, combined with new vehicle technologies are substantial and imminent issues that present challenges to the ability of companies to design, develop and market these new products. How well are we anticipating and addressing these issues?
Rob Davis Senior Product Manager, Pedders Suspension will provide a presentation on the process and outcomes of the landmark GCM project in which industry developed a procedure for the design and validation of aftermarket Gross Combination Mass (GCM) and Braked Towing Capacity (BTC) upgrade products. Lesley Yates, Director of Government Relations and Advocacy will speak on the vehicle modifications that government is worried about, which auto aftermarket products are currently under intense scrutiny and the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association’s advocacy response.