AAPEX introduces virtual reality vehicle challenge

Buyers will have a chance to test their skills as they journey into a virtual garage, select automotive parts and install them on a vehicle.

In a new virtual reality experience at AAPEX 2018, buyers will have a chance to test their skills as they journey into a virtual garage, select automotive parts and install them on a vehicle.

AAPEX represents the $740 billion global automotive aftermarket industry and will take place Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas.

The AAPEX Virtual Vehicle Challenge will take place daily in Mobility Garage No. 1, Shop Equipment and Technology, in the Titian and Bellini Ballrooms at The Venetian. Daily winners of the Virtual Vehicle Challenge will receive free AAPEX 2019 registration and housing for four nights. Participants must be registered AAPEX buyers to be eligible to win. Winners will be contacted via email after the close of AAPEX 2018.

Sponsors of the Virtual Vehicle Challenge are the Auto Care Association, BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY, Exide Technologies, Motorcraft – Ford Motor Co., NGK Spark Plugs, Temel Gaskets and ZF Aftermarket.

AAPEX 2018 will feature more than 2,500 exhibiting companies displaying the latest products, services and technologies. More than 47,000 targeted buyers are expected to attend, and approximately 162,000 automotive aftermarket professionals from 135 countries are projected to be in Las Vegas during AAPEX 2018.

AAPEX is a trade-only event and is not open to the general public.

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