The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) AGRSS™ Standards committee has voted to add language to the AGRSS™ Standard regarding Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The new language is the result of a year-long study that came to culmination at the AGSC AGRSS Standards committee meeting that was held during Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio.
The committee’s ultimate intent, according to committee chair and industry expert Bob Beranek, was to develop clear guidelines specifying what conditions are necessary before a technician should replace glass in cases where ADAS recalibration may be required.
“Everyone shared the valuable information they collected since our last meeting and came with ideas for moving the industry forward,” Beranek said. “Like the professionals they are, after some heated debate, the committee agreed to language we could accept.”
The language is as follows:
• Proposed addition to section 4.2 to the Vehicle Assessment section: 4.2 The vehicle has an ADAS system or related device which could require recalibration after any automotive glass replacement, and the technician chooses not to follow the guidelines in 8.9. The owner/operator then shall be so notified.
• Proposed addition of section 8.9, Additional Requirements: 8.9 The vehicle has an ADAS system or related device which may require recalibration after any automotive glass replacement. Those engaged in automotive glass replacement shall have documented procedures to either recalibrate, sublet recalibration, or shall advise the owner/operator verbally and in a clearly understandable document, countersigned by the owner/operator, that:
(1) The vehicle has an ADAS system or related device;
(2) After automotive glass replacement, vehicle manufacturers may require the recalibration of the ADAS system or related device;
(3) The replacement glass technician will not recalibrate that ADAS system or related device;
(4) There are locations where recalibration may be obtained; and that the replacement glass installer is not responsible for the selection of any recalibration location. Documentation of customer notifications shall be kept as records.
Beranek noted the changes are “proposals and not part of the official standard at this point.” The changes must now be approved by the AGSC, circulated to the industry and sent to ANSI for inclusion before being made official and published. The revised standard would be known as ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 004-2017 and would make its debut sometime this year.