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Auto Techcelerators, LLC and Test Drive CoPilot™ Platform Named Semifinalist in SEMA Launch Pad 2022

For Immediate Release Contact: Frank M. Terlep


Poway, CA. (July 25, 2022): Auto Techcelerators, LLC today announced that SEMA, the Specialty Equipment Market Association that represents the $50.9BN specialty automotive industry, selected Auto Techcelerators’ Test Drive CoPilot™ platform as one of fifteen semifinalist solutions in the 10th Annual Launch Pad Competition.

The fifteen semifinalists were chosen from a vast array of applicants who presented impressive sales pitches, interactive demonstrations, amazing product innovations, and answered tough questions from four massively successful industry leaders serving as this year’s Launch Pad judging panel: Chip Foose (Foose Design), Jared Hare (Addictive Desert Designs), Myles Kovacs (TIS Wheels), and Alex Parker (Redline Detection). The judges spent hours carefully listening, learning, and evaluating the diverse products that included custom accessories and tools, performance aftermarket products, tire kits, retrofit kits, and mobile apps for the automotive community. Products also included those targeting the growing electric vehicle (EV) community and demands related to advanced driver assist systems (ADAS).

“We are very excited to have our patented Test Drive CoPilot™ ADAS safety system validation and documentation solution selected by SEMA as a Launch Pad semifinalist.” said Frank Terlep, the CEO of Auto Techcelerators, LLC. “Being selected validates our efforts to help the automotive industry properly validate and document a vehicle’s ADAS systems operate as they should before delivering an ADAS equipped vehicle back to its owner after a repair, alignment, calibration or alteration” Each semifinalist will receive a one-year SEMA membership, a complimentary booth in the SEMA Launch Pad Pavilion at the 2022 SEMA Show in November in Las Vegas, as well as other items totaling to a prize package valued at $4,000. Five finalists, who will be announced later this year, will advance to pitch their products live to the audience at the 2022 SEMA Show, where they will compete for a grand prize that includes free advertising space in SEMA News, use of the services from the SEMA Garage, discounts on SEMA Data, and thousands of dollars in cash for a total value of up to $92,000. The competition will be featured in a nationwide TV special airing after the SEMA Show. To learn more about SEMA Launch Pad, including details on the 15 semifinalists, visit #sema

About Auto Techcelerators, LLC. Auto Techcelerators, LLC is the leading provider of software and mobile apps that help the auto, collision, glass, insurance and truck industries properly ESTIMATE, CALIBRATE and VALIDATE ADAS repairs and calibrations. For more information on Test Drive CoPilot™ and other CoPilot™ platforms contact the company at 855.953.7483, via email at or visit

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