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Friday, 19 August 2022 11:27

SEMA Garage Opens in Detroit

SEMA President and CEO Mike Spagnola, left, and SEMA Garage Detroit General Manager Ben Kaminsky, right, cut the ribbon on the new 45,000-square foot SEMA Garage in Detroit. SEMA President and CEO Mike Spagnola, left, and SEMA Garage Detroit General Manager Ben Kaminsky, right, cut the ribbon on the new 45,000-square foot SEMA Garage in Detroit.

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The SEMA Garage in Detroit, MI, is now open for business.

The new 45,000-square foot facility represents a significant milestone for the automotive aftermarket industry and is the first-ever research facility dedicated to testing and understanding how the aftermarket is impacted and can successfully work with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
 
Located in Plymouth,MI---just 30 miles from Detroit---the SEMA Garage Detroit features a large ADAS technology center, an installation center, and will expand to include a four-wheel chassis dyno lab and another dyno lab capable of testing diesel and gasoline tailpipe emissions.

 

Like the high-tech SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar, CA, the Detroit facility will give aftermarket parts manufacturers access to sophisticated resources that are typically accessible only to large-scale manufacturers.
 
“The SEMA Garage Detroit is a game changer in helping aftermarket manufacturers develop products for today’s sophisticated automobiles,” said Ben Kaminsky, SEMA Garage Detroit general manager. “We will be collaborating with automakers, suppliers and key players in the industry to conduct some groundbreaking research. We are really going to be able to take product development and testing capabilities to a whole new level.”
 
Similar to the facility in Diamond Bar, the SEMA Garage in Detroit will feature exclusive OEM measuring sessions, scanning services, advanced tools and equipment, a CARB-recognized emissions lab and a modern training center for members to use. Since opening in 2014, the SEMA Garage in Diamond Bar has helped manufacturers to secure more than 600 Executive Orders (EOs) from the California Air Resources Board (CARB)---more than any other testing facility.
 
The SEMA Garage in Detroit will offer all SEMA members complimentary access to...


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