Newest Technology from Lucid Motors to Be on Display in SCRS Booth
Published Oct. 27, 2022
SEMA Show attendees are invited to join the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) in booth 31147 (Collision Repair & Refinish Section, Upper South Hall) of the Las Vegas Convention Center to see the Lucid Motors Service Fastener Display Unit, along with special presentations from Lucid.
The Service Fastener Display Unit serves two key functions.
The first is to show the multiple different fastener types used in typical Lucid Collision Repair Methods.
The service fasteners used in the display and in vehicle repair were chosen to maintain the absolute closest representation of the factory installed fasteners (SPRs) that are removed and replaced during structural repair processes.
The second function is to display the overall design influences used in the construction of the drive train and mechanical components which allows Lucid to maximize interior space in the vehicle, while having a smaller exterior footprint.
Attendees will also take note of the drive unit size and positioning. Drive units are more compact in size compared to other comparable EVs on the market. They are positioned lower in the vehicle to increase the amount of interior cabin space for occupants
The display also showcases a high-voltage pack cell layout and highlights the different uses of die-cast and stamped components in the structure of the vehicle. This presents a unique view into the construction of one of the newest EV vehicles entering the market.
Additional information on the Body Repair Program can be found online on the Lucid Tech Info Portal, at Techinfo.lucidmotors.com.
Jake Rodenroth, manager of Body Repair Program Operations will be presenting in the SCRS booth (Upper South Hall, #31147) at noon Nov. 1.
During the presentation, he will demonstrate the power of an augmented reality application designed by Lucid engineers to allow service centers and certified collision repair shops to better visualize the vehicle construction and components.
The app pulls up a schematic of the Lucid Air and shows everything on it from body structure, chassis and powertrain, high voltage and low voltage battery systems to electronics and ADAS components.
The presentation using the app will virtually build off the Service Fastener Unit in the booth, demonstrating how users can take advantage of a detailed view of every fastener and procedure, and even the ability to select parts to order. The presentation will also emphasize proactive steps to appropriately communicate with vehicle owners, safety considerations and more.
Rodenroth will be joined by Database Enhancement Gateway (DEG) Administrator Danny Gredinberg, who will help to explore and elaborate on repair planning considerations associated with newer vehicles and cutting-edge technology.
Rodenroth will also take part in the OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit, hosted by SCRS on Nov. 3. Specifically, he will be a panelist from 1–2:30 p.m. in Session III: Managing Scan Tool Choices While Ensuring Safe and Proper Repairs. When it comes to scanning, some of the most common questions asked in the industry include:
- Why do the OEMs require the use of their factory tool when servicing safety systems?
- Is there a difference between the factory tool and an aftermarket tool?
In this session, Chris Chesney, VP of training and organizational development at Repairify, will present to the industry the results of a detailed research project completed by the company. The field study connected multiple aftermarket tools to thousands of YMMT vehicles and compiled a comparative analysis of the scan results, Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) and the ability to clear DTCs in the same manner as the factory tool.
Chesney will provide insight into how the resulting database can identify when, and if, an aftermarket tool can offer the same results as an OEM tool.
Following the presentation of data, Chesney will welcome automakers, including Rodenroth, to discuss how the results of the tests align with automaker guidance and requirements, and challenges faced by repairers in adherence to those repair instructions.
Dan Dent, manager of collision for the Certified Repair Network at Nissan Motor Corporation, and Devin Wilcox, program manager and strategist for the Collision Network at Subaru of America, will both participate as well.