By John Huetter
I-CAR has for a while blessed the industry with a collection of guides to finding and launching OEM repair procedure websites. It’s since followed those up with a series of Repairability Technical Support articles teaching repairers how to find advanced driver assistance system information within those manuals.
Late last month, it collected these posts into a handy portal/article, and insurers, estimators and repairers will want to bookmark the page to make sure they properly research the lifesaving technology.
ADAS can include a multitude of items Insurance Institute for Highway Safety research has proven to reduce crashes, such as autobraking. Unfortunately, it’s often associated with car parts likely to be damaged in a wreck, not to mention basic tech like batteries, and both the collision itself and the repair process can compromise ADAS if you’re not careful. Adherence to OEM procedures for repair and calibration is critical.
Finding these repair procedures means going beyond the the body repair chapter of the manual and researching sections collision repairers have traditionally associated with mechanics, something I-CAR alludes to in its ADAS coverage.
Read the whole article here: https://www.repairerdrivennews.com/2018/12/06/handy-i-car-article-rounds-up-guides-to-finding-adas-procedures-on-oem-sites/?fbclid=IwAR1HKEl94PTSdIHkdYQU5XVHmgQTK1XsGxTssUwfodRXFYu_S_gcqh_-dbU