There’s an updated Standard in town. The Auto Glass Safety Council™’s (AGSC) AGRSS™ Standards Committee recently approved a revision to ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 003-2015, denoted as DRAFT ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 004-2018. After a public comment period, those changes have now been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which oversees the process by which the Standard has been developed and is continuously maintained.
The changes are the result of several years of work by the AGSC AGRSS™ Standards Committee to develop language related to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for the Standard. The revised Standard now includes definitions for terms related to ADAS and information about re-calibration.
“We as a committee have known about ADAS and the recalibration issue for years and dedicated our efforts in addressing this important technological advancement,” says Bob Beranek, chair of the AGSC AGRSS™ Standards Committee and president of Automotive Glass Consultants. Beranek says the process has been a lengthy, detailed one. “First we needed the facts and then we had to address the way we did business as an industry,” he says. “The mixed and sometimes the contradictory information confused us so standard development was slower than we wanted. But, in the end we think we accomplished changes in the Standard that we can stand behind for a long time.”
But the work is not done yet, Beranek says.
“We have added a special ADAS Committee made up of the most knowledgeable people in our industry and sister industries to study the technology and bring any results to the AGSC AGRSS™ Standards Committee for discussion and possibly additions or changes to the current Standard.”
To obtain an electronic copy of the new ANSI/AGSC/AGRSS 004-2018, please email Kathy Bimber at email@example.com.