August 2022 CIECAST Webinar To Discuss Autonomous Vehicle Impact

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association’s (CIECA) next CIECAST webinar, titled ‘Autonomous Vehicles: Fact vs. Fiction’, is scheduled for 25 August 2022 at 11 am USA PT. The one-hour webinar will feature Tara Andringa, Executive Director of Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE).  

Andringa, who is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, has led PAVE since its public launch in 2019. Prior to joining the organisation, she spent more than 20 years serving as a communications director in the United States Senate, including leading public affairs for the Senate Auto Caucus.

During the live broadcast, Andringa will talk about autonomous vehicle (AV) technology and the potential impacts to the collision industry in the future.

“Partners for Automated Vehicle Education unites AV stakeholders in the common mission of raising the level of public understanding of the technology,” Andringa said. “We believe that we’re more likely to reap the benefits of AV technology if the public is onboard, and we also know that this takes all AV stakeholders coming together, so we are excited to collaborate with CIECA members in this important effort.”

Topics will include:

  • PAVE’s mission and resources
  • Information about PAVE’s contract to develop a digital forum that will facilitate communication and collaboration between the public sector and the automated vehicle industry
  • The types of mobility being developed
  • How the collision industry and CIECA members can best prepare to work with infrastructure owner operators in the upgrade of transportation infrastructure in preparation for AV technology

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.

All industry segments, including CIECA members and non-members, are invited to attend the webinar. CIECA says attendees can earn Automotive Management Institute (AMi) credit toward an industry-recognised professional designation and specialty degree by attending this webinar.

To register, click here.