Code of Practice for managing ADAS repairs

The BVRLA and is working with Thatcham Research and other industry membership organisations to support the development of a Code of Practice for managing ADAS repairs.

With the rapid expansion of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in the automotive market it is important that the service and repair industry increases its technical capability to ensure the functionality of ADAS systems when vehicles are in the workshop being repaired.

ADAS equipment on a vehicle provides critical safety functions. Repairers and technicians working on those vehicles must be sufficiently competent to ensure that any repairs that directly involve, or impact ADAS sensors, are carried out to best practice standards.

The entire sector, that's repairers, insurers, equipment suppliers and vehicle manufacturers, have a vested interest in helping ensure the safety of the vehicle and its occupants is not compromised.

As well as the BVRLA, Thatcham is also consulting with 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 (GAE), the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and representatives from the Motor Insurance Engineers Technical Committee (ETC).

A round of industry consultation for the Code of Practice is currently taking place, if you would like to get involved, contact BVRLA’s Director of Member Services Nora Leggett.