The ADAS systems on a vehicle provide critical safety functions. Repairers, therefore, must ensure that any repairs that directly involve, or impact ADAS sensors, are carried out so that the safety and functionality of the vehicle is not compromised.
Following industry consultation in July, the ADAS Committee, which includes the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), National Body Repairers Association (NBRA), Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF), Independent Garage Association (IGA), Garage Equipment Association (GEA) British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and representatives from the Motor Insurance Engineers Technical Committee (ETC), are seeking to gain further industry input on an updated draft of the Code of Practice – Managing ADAS in Repair.
The committee’s aspiration is to publish a code of practice in December 2019. To achieve this, they are seeking to provide timely input with actionable comments on the drafts as they are circulated by the membership organisations.
The effort to refine the draft following the initial feedback was greater than anticipated so this industry feedback is commencing a week later than originally stated. The plan has been adjusted to reflect this:
- ADAS Committee convening 28th August 2019
- Refine code to reflect committee agreements 12th September 2019
- 2nd Industry feedback window 16th September 2019 to 4th October 2019
- ADAS Committee Convening 29th October 2019
- Refine code to reflect committee agreements 15th November 2019.
Within the attachments there is a draft copy of the proposed code of practice, amended following review of first round industry feedback, which has been indexed to allow for easy reference. There is also a supporting spreadsheet designed to structure feedback into a common format. When providing feedback, I would encourage individuals to think more in relation to how they feel the market should work to ensure all vehicles are repaired safely ensuring all functions and features are reinstated to their expected performance.
Feedback for this consultation will be sought within the format included in this pack. Only feedback received in the spreadsheet attachment and sent to the email address, [email protected], can be accepted.