Podcast The Collision Vision


 Current Series: Tech Transformation: The Future of Collision Repair


Evolving Technology in Auto Body Repair

Today marks a continuation of our technology series here on The Collision Vision. This episode is a high-level overview of where we are in the ever evolving arena of Technology within collision repair. When approaching this overview, we figured who better to discuss this far-reaching range of topics than a couple of our friends from I-CAR, who continue to help guide the industry through new technical innovations. Today’s guests are Bud Center, director of technical products and curriculum, and Scott Kaboos, principal OEM technical lead and subject matter expert. We cover a lot of topics on today’s show, ranging from where we are today, the requirements and ROI for shops looking to invest in the future, and what exactly the future looks like. Enjoy the show!

Listen to the full episode featuring Bud Centers & Scott Kaboos, I-CAR:


Connect with I-CAR:



I-CAR.com/ADAS: Central hub for ADAS courses and resources, including I-CAR’s two multi-day hands-on ADAS courses taught at the Chicago Technical Center

I-CAR.com/EV: Central hub for EV courses and resources, including I-CAR’s 5-Day Hands-On Skills Development course.

Collision Careers: An online resource for parents, counselors, students, and educators to dive into the promising careers within collision repair.

Industry Training Alliance: Through this program, individuals can earn I-CAR training credit for completing education via approved Alliance Partners.

RTS: Now available in an app format, the Repairability Technical Support service is a free resource that provides essential and real-time support, especially to technicians and those doing repair planning.

Just in Time: A short-video series that offers repair insights in 5 minutes or less from I-CAR’s technical subject matter experts.

Repairers Realm: I-CAR’s live web series, which includes audience Q&A, where I-CAR's technical experts discuss collision repair topics, covering everything from extensive repairs to specific vehicles. With step-by-step demonstrations and special guests from various industry segments, this series format brings comprehensive insights for technicians.


Welcome to The Collision Vision, driven by Autobody News. Hosted by Cole Strandberg, each episode will feature an industry thought leader, business owner or collision pro diving deep into their knowledge of what it takes to be successful. We’ll talk trends, culture, growth and scalability, to give actionable insights into how to elevate your business. This podcast will enlighten, engage and entertain while covering the full scope of the current state of the industry---and where it is headed. So come along for the ride, and level up with The Collision Vision.


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As a principal with FOCUS Investment Banking's Automotive Aftermarket team, Cole Strandberg specializes in M&A and capital raising for companies in the collision repair industry. With a proven track record of more than 30 automotive transactions completed in recent years, Cole and his team are recognized leaders in collision repair investment banking. Cole's passion for the industry stems from his upbringing in a family business within the collision repair ecosystem. He holds a bachelor’s degree in managerial finance from the University of Mississippi and a master’s degree in entrepreneurship from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business.


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