I-CAR Vehicle Technology And Trends 2021 Course

The 2021 model year vehicles are going to be showing up in dealer showrooms before too long. This means that they will inevitably be showing up in collision repair centers. The I-CAR Vehicle Technology And Trends 2021 course covers the technology, model releases, and trends. Keeping up to date on the 2021 models and features is vital to the blueprinting and repair process.

For 2021, battery only electric and hybrid vehicles will see an increase in production and sales. More pedestrian detection technology and increased levels of vehicle autonomy are prevalent. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) continue their rise, and LiDAR use is increasing in ADAS.

New developments for 2021 are highlighted in the course and include:

  • Rear seat belt reminder
  • IIHS new side impact standard
  • Intelligent glass control
  • Instrument panel displays
  • Advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) improvements

New or redesigned vehicles and features for North American vehicle makers include:

  • Ford and GM hands free driving systems
  • Mustang Mach-E
  • Bronco
  • F-150
  • Redesigned GM full-size SUVs
  • Chevrolet Corvette C8
  • Cadillac LYRIQ
  • Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid
  • Chrysler Pacifica

New or redesigned vehicles and features for Asian vehicle makers include:

  • Hybrid only Toyota Sienna and Venza
  • Rav 4 Prime PHEV
  • Toyota Mirai
  • AcuraWatch safety suite
  • Mazda MX-30 BEV
  • Nissan Ariya
  • INFINITI QX Inspiration
  • Hyundai Sonata and IONIQ
  • Genesis G80

New or redesigned vehicles and features for European vehicle makers include:

  • Audi e-tron GT
  • Volkswagen ID.4
  • Polestar 2
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC
  • BMW i4
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • BMW 4 Series

These are just a few examples what you will find in the Vehicle Technology And Trends 2021 course.