The Auto Glass Safety Council’s (AGSC) ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS™ Standard Committee is considering adding wording related to Advanced Drive Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the Standard. Mitch Becker of Abra Auto Body & Glass, who chairs the subcommittee created to explore ADAS, presented recommendations for additions to the Standard at its last meeting in Irvine, Calif. The topic will be discussed in more depth at the next meeting this fall in Reno, Nev.
Among these, the subcommittee proposes that the following definition for ADAS be added to Section 3 of the Standard: “Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. Features or systems intended to warn and/or assist the driver to maintain control of the vehicle. Some examples are lane departure warnings, adaptive cruise control, parking assist, back-up assist, braking assist, forward crash warning.”
Additionally, in the section “Vehicle Assessment before Replacement,” the subcommittee suggests wording be added that advise the technician to “inspect the vehicle for any ADAS which may be affected/impacted by the associated glass service and/or replacement process.” “Procedures and work practices compatible with those features shall be employed,” continues the proposed text. “Some examples are: anti-pinch mechanisms, rain sensors, glass mounted cameras/sensors, etc.”
Under Section 5, which relates to “Selection of Glass and Retention Systems,” the subcommittee will consider the addition of the following text related to ADAS: “Those engaged in automotive glass replacement shall use glass products compatible with any ADAS which may be affected/impacted by the associated glass replacement procedure(s).”
The committee also recommends that some items related to ADAS be added to “Section 8: Additional Requirements.” Two different drafts were put forth for this section.
Under Section 8.8, “Re-setting or Re-calibration of Safety/Assistance systems affected by a glass service or replacement,” the group is proposing the following wording:
- “Pinch protection: At the completion of a repair, removal or replacement of motorized windows and/or panels that are equipped with anti-pinch mechanisms, those engaged in automotive glass replacement shall reset, initialize and/or confirm their proper operation before the vehicle is released to its owner/operator;” or
- “If the reset operation cannot be completed, the vehicle owner/operator shall be informed of the failure to reset that system. In addition, the owner/operator shall be instructed to seek out a facility equipped to reset the system (dealer or other repair entity).”
They also suggest consideration of the following addition to Section 8:
- “ADAS: At the completion of a replacement of a glass equipped with an ADAS that requires resetting/re-calibrating, those engaged in automotive glass replacement shall re-set/re-calibrate, initialize and confirm the proper operation of those systems before the vehicle is released to its owner/operator;” or
- “If re-setting/re-calibration cannot be completed, or if proper operation cannot be verified; those engaged in automotive glass replacement shall notify the owner/operator that the system may not be functioning correctly. In addition, the owner/operator shall be instructed to seek out a facility equipped to reset the system (dealer or other service entity) and to have the system serviced as soon as possible.”
Changes will be discussed at the next AGRSS™ Standard Committee meeting on Wednesday, September 30, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nev. (Click here for full Fall AGSC meeting schedule.)