CIECAst Webinar Announced For May 2020

CIECA has announced its next CIECAst webinar: ADAS Calibrations – Do It Right and Document What You Do. The webinar will be held on Tuesday 19 May at 11 AM CST, will run for one hour and feature Brent Johnson, Director of Global Product Management for Collision at Chief Collision Technology.

“More than ever before, drivers are relying on advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) such as lane departure, automatic emergency braking and even autonomous driving features to keep them safe,” said Johnson. “While these systems represent major leaps forward in safety, they are not foolproof and these vehicles are still involved in collisions. When these systems need repair or replacement, they must be calibrated.”

Johnson will discuss the importance of providing a foundation for proper repairs and ADAS calibration procedures, and share best practices for repair record keeping and documentation.

“Depending on the vehicle manufacturer, the repair may require a dynamic calibration (drive around), static calibration (using targets) or even a combination of the two,” said Johnson. “If calibration is not done, the ADAS features may not work properly and can pose a safety risk to the driver. Because the repairing shop may be liable should something go wrong, it’s important for shops to keep detailed records of what repairs were performed and how the repair was done.”

With degrees in automation and business administration, Johnson has spent more than 20 years in the collision repair industry with Chief Collision Technology. His career with Chief has focused mostly in research and development around vehicle data and information technologies. In his current role, Johnson is responsible for all collision products. He has spent the last two years working with Chief’s partners, leading the project development of Chief’s Mosaic ADT, which the company says is the industry’s first automated ADAS calibration system that uses OEM tools, targets and procedures.

To register for the CIECAst, click here.

Attendees will have the opportunity to take a short quiz to earn credit toward a professional designation from the Automotive Management Institute (AMi) after the CIECAst webinar.