The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the recently revised ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 004-2018. The AGSC’s AGRSS Standards Committee had adopted the calibration-related revisions earlier this year. ANSI is the nationally recognized standards setting organization that oversees the process by which the AGRSS Standard was developed and is continuously maintained.
The revised standard is now officially designated and should be referred to as ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 005-2022. This is the fourth revision to the AGRSS standard since its adoption in 1999. Previous changes were made in 2002, 2015 and 2018.
The changes are the result of many months of efforts by the AGRSS Standards Committee to address the technological issues raised by the advent of ADAS equipped vehicles and builds upon the initial revisions related to calibration that were made in 2018.
“These changes to the AGRSS Standard will help ensure that calibrations are correctly and safely performed on ADAS equipped vehicles during the windshield replacement process,” says Bob Beranek, chair of the AGSC AGRSS Standards Committee and president of Automotive Glass Consultants. “Our committee process, as required by ANSI, brought stakeholders to the table to come to a consensus on some of the most challenging technical issues. I am proud of the product as reflected in the revised standard and think it will hold up well until future technological changes require further revision,” said Beranek.
The revision requires that those engaged in automotive glass replacement only use equipment specifically designed and purposed for recalibration/calibration when recalibration/calibration of the ADAS is required by the vehicle manufacturer.
The revised standard also requires technicians preforming recalibration/calibration procedures to be qualified which includes the successful completion of a comprehensive training program with a final exam and ongoing education.
AGSC members can email Kathy Bimber at email@example.com to obtain an electronic copy of ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 005-2022.