Auto mechanics, including hearse and funeral car mechanics, are going back to school to be trained in auto electronics.
It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. New funeral car technologies are turning hearses and coaches into electronic machinery. Some of the latest technologies that are based on electronics and not mechanics include:
- Regenerative braking technologies
- High voltage engines
- New fuel economy packages
- Rearview camera technology
- Voice control
- Auto drive
- GPS navigation
- Lane change sensors
And much more.
These new auto technologies require mechanics who are capable of diagnosing electronic issues and fixing them. Old-fashioned mechanics don’t have that capability, so they are having to go back to school to learn how to work on the new technologies. New mechanics graduating from auto mechanic school today learn about these new technologies while in school.
This is setting up a new dichotomy in the auto service industry, which will likely affect the funeral car service industry as well.
In the case of rearview cameras, they are being installed in vehicles and used as the central brain for all sorts of in-car digital technologies. If anything electronic goes out on your funeral car and the problem is in the rearview camera, then your mechanic or service department will need to know how to diagnose the problem and fix it.
Technology is even changing how funeral car repairs are being done.
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