Thatcham Research has released ‘Insurance Industry Requirements’ for the safe repair of ADAS-equipped vehicles.
The requirements have been introduced as the number of ADAS-enabled vehicles on UK roads reaches 4.5 million, a figure that is set to grow exponentially as car makers increasingly fit the latest driver assistance technology to new models.
The IIR confirms that inspection, realignment and calibration requirements must be considered in all situations where any of the following is included within the repair, service or maintenance procedure:
- ADAS sensors,
- parts likely to affect the operation and functionality of ADAS sensors, or
- vehicle geometry.
If a repair is needed, the requirements establish the key steps repairers must follow to ensure that ADAS continue to function as they did pre-accident.
BVRLA Chief Executive Gerry Keaney said; “The BVRLA welcomes the publication of this important guidance, which will help ensure that vehicles with ADAS equipment can be repaired, serviced and maintained without compromising their vital safety functionality.
“Automotive technology is changing rapidly, and it is great that the insurance and automotive sectors have been able to collaborate on this document.”
The IIR, accompanying guidance and more information on the Thatcham Research website.