In response to the importance of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to the auto glass industry, the Auto Glass Safety Council™ has formed an ADAS Committee to lead its work in this area.
The goals of this committee are to:
- Collect and disseminate information about ADAS technology, best practices, legal, quality and other issues involving ADAS;
- Provide educational training, testing and to develop a certification program for calibration technicians;
- Develop education for other stakeholders such as insurers and fleet owners; and
- Continually evaluate potential new member services and programs involving ADAS.
Jeff Olive, training manager for Mount Pleasant, S.C.-based Glasspro, will chair the committee.
“The ADAS committee we will be working on developing the best practices for dealing with the advancements of automotive technology interacting with auto glass replacement,” says Olive.
Other members include:
- Evangelos Antypas of asTech™ in Plano, Texas;
- Bob Beranek of Automotive Glass Consultants in Sun Prairie, Wis.
- Doug Clarke of ADAS Services in Hanahan, S.C.;
- Erica Clouse of Pilkington North America Inc. in Urbancrest, Ohio;
- Deb Levy of AGRR™ magazine;
- Jacques Navant of Don’s Mobile Glass in Modesto, Calif.;
- Bob Scharaga of All Star Glass in San Diego, Calif.;
- George Weller of City Auto Glass in South St. Paul, Minn.;
- Steve Zack of Bosch in Essex, Conn.; and
- Bill Ives, legal counsel for AGSC.
Olive adds, “The committee members consist of the industry’s top ADAS experts. We will have our first meeting in September and will be providing information to the industry as we move forward. I have complete confidence in the individuals that make up the committee. Their direction in the advancement of our understanding of what the future will require from an auto glass shop will be provided as it is developed.”
Olive previously chaired the AGSC Education Committee. He will continue to serve on the Education Committee, but Jacques Navant of Don’s Mobile Glass in Modesto, Calif., will take over as chair of that committee.
The AGSC AGRSS™ Standards Committee voted last year to amend the standard with language related to ADAS.