Mekonomen Group's training center ProMeister Academy first in Norway to launch training for self-driving vehicles

ProMeister Academy is the first player in Norway to launch a preparatory training course for second-degree self-driving vehicle. Which is the most advanced level available in regular traffic today. Starting in autumn 2019, vehicle technicians in Norway will be able to prepare for a future self-driving car fleet through vehicle assistance system training.

“We know that the trend is moving towards self-driving vehicles and therefore the industry needs to prepare for the new technology. Our training will focus on the self-driving vehicles' assistance systems that gives participants a foundation to manage and service automated vehicles”, says Kjell Teige, responsible for ProMeister Academy Norway.

ProMeister Academy's training gives vehicle technicians the skills required to handle the system technology of the second-degree self-driving vehicles. The education will initially be available in the ProMeister Academy's modern training center in Bergen and Ski. It is also possible that the education will be launched in more countries in the future.

In about five years, we believe that there will be a complete education for self-driving vehicles. Today it is about preparing the industry's automotive technicians in the assistance systems that mainly exist in cars from 2016 and later. We follow the development and gradually expand our training offerings to meet the increasingly advanced car fleet”, says Kjell Teige.

More about self-driving cars:

  • Autonomy in cars is rated 1-5, where 2 is the most advanced level in cars that drive in regular traffic today.
  •  Today, most cars from 2016 and later have assistance systems that simplify driving and increase safety for the driver.
  • ProMeister Academy's preparatory training starts in Norway in autumn 2019. The training gives the participants knowledge of the more advanced assistance systems available in the cars from 2016 and later.

For further information, please contact:

Kjell Teige, responsible for ProMeister Academy Norway
Telephone: +47 479 03 55, Email kjell.teige@promeister.com

Mekonomen Group consists of the leading automotive spare-parts chains in the northern Europe; FTZ, Inter-Team, MECA, Mekonomen and Sørensen og Balchen, with proprietary wholesale operations, over 460 stores and 3,400 workshops operating under the Group brands. We offer a wide and easily accessible range of inexpensive and innovative solutions and products for consumers and companies.

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Mekonomen operates in the car aftermarket and consists of leading car service chains in Northern Europe with a proprietary wholesale operation, more than 460 branches and over 3,400 affiliated workshops operating under the Group’s brands. Through its branch network, Mekonomen Group offers affordable spare parts and accessories to the affiliated workshops, other workshops, other B2B customers, as well as car owners. Around 90 per cent of sales are business to business, where 80 per cent of the orders are digital. The largest business to business customers are affiliated workshops operating under the Group´s concepts AutoMester, BilXtra, Din Bilpartner, Meca Car Service, Mekonomen Bilverkstad, O.K. Serwis, Speedy and others. The Group operates through four business areas – FTZ with operations in Denmark, Inter-Team with operations in Poland, MECA/Mekonomen with operations in Norway and Sweden and Sørensen og Balchen with operations in Norway.