ADAS Sensor Calibration Increases Repair Costs

ADAS Sensor Calibration Increases Repair Costs Automotive Technology Update By AAA Automotive Posted on November 22nd, 2017 Introduction Increasing numbers of new cars are equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Some of the more common ones include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring,…

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Honda revises position statement

Honda revises position statement, formally says scan everything since 1996 — and some earlier models By John Huetter on December 15, 2017 Formally confirming something a representative said publicly last year, Honda updated its scanning and calibration position statement to make it clear that even 20-year-old vehicles need to be scanned. The October version of the mandate ought to…

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ADAS: Truths and Consequences

ADAS: Truths and Consequences Posted on August 8, 2017 by Jessie Korosec ETI panel shares Advanced Driver Assistance Systems insights, issues and trends Contributed by Bob Chabot The continued evolution of electronic integration into what was once purely mechanical components and/or systems is relevant to equipment and tool manufacturers, service/repair facilities, owners and technicians. In particular,…

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OEM Position Statements

OEM Position Statements The below information are the Position Statements  from the vehicle manufacturers who have issued position statements on pre- and post-repair vehicle scanning.  It includes statements from GM, Honda, Honda Canada, Infiniti, Mercedes, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota. GM Position Statements: 10/2016 • Pre- and Post-Scan of Collision Vehicles Honda American Position Statements 07/2016 • Post-Collision…

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TSB: Dodge Blind Spot

TSB’s  Dodge Blind Spot Posted on November 6, 2017 by Information provided by motologic.com This bulletin applies to 2013 Dodge Charger vehicles built between April 22, 2012, and Dec. 22, 2012, equipped with Blind Spot and Cross Path Detection. The owner may experience the blind spot indicator in either outside mirror flashing or on continuously. The…

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CIC Meeting Morning Recap at SEMA

  Oct. 31, 2017 — The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) kicked off today at the Renaissance Hotel on day one of SEMA. The meeting began with remarks by CIC Chairman, Guy Bargnes and a presentation from the Collision Industry Foundation on its disaster efforts with recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Insurer-Repairer Relations Committee created…

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FAQ’s

Many of our potential customers have the same questions.  Technicians need to know what they will need on location, what type of scans the AirPro will complete and how it will stay charged.    We always have someone available to answer any other questions that you may have. What is required for the AirPro to work…

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Repairer Driven News 10.2.2017- Texas auto body shop owes $31.5M for incorrect repair tied to fiery crash

Texas auto body shop owes $31.5M for incorrect repair tied to fiery crash By John Huetter on October 2, 2017 Business Practices | Legal | Repair Operations | Technology A Texas jury on Monday found John Eagle Collision Center’s incorrect repair liable for much of the severity of the crash of a 2010 Honda Fit, and awarded the couple injured and trapped inside the…

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Repairer Driven News 5.2.2017- CIECA to add support for scanning documentation in BMS data standard

CIECA to add support for scanning documentation in BMS data standard By John Huetter on May 2, 2017 In another sign of the necessity of vehicle diagnostics in modern auto body repair, CIECA announced Monday a “fast-tracked” plan to allow the transmission of scanning results through the Business Message Suite data standard. The Business Message Suite and its more widely…

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