Auto Glass Week™ Will Feature the First-Ever ADAS Summit

No technology since the introduction of the curved windshield has brought more disruption—and more opportunity—to the auto glass industry than Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). This first-ever ADAS Summit at Auto Glass Week™ 2017 will detail all the aspects auto glass shop owners will need to know about and help you evaluate how to handle repairs and replacements with ADAS systems in the future. This Summit has six parts. 

Here are the details:

Wednesday, October 4 | 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Navigating the Future of ADAS in Automotive Glass Repair and Replacement

There are numerous new and future vehicle trends that affect glass repair and replacement operations. Body design and reliance on glass for increased structural integrity, semi/autonomous vehicle technology and a more widespread integration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) all play a significant part in how glass integrates with the vehicle. In this session, we will explore how to effectively handle glass replacement when faced with ADAS or other advanced vehicle technologies, including;

  • How to identify what features exist and which glass is required.
  • How to identify when OEM glass is required.
  • How to determine if calibration is necessary, and if so, what are the next steps.

The session will also discuss how insurance companies are addressing and handling claims for ADAS equipped vehicles, and what to expect during the first notice of loss process for vehicles with ADAS and calibration requirements. You want to attend if you want to know what is in store for technicians in the next 5 years, need to get a better handle on what training and education is available, and want to put safety first and foremost in your business.

Wednesday, October 4 | 9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | The Effects of ADAS on the Ability to Repair and Replace Glass

Approximately two years ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) undertook a study to help determine if and when recalibration is necessary in the event of a glass repair or replacement. This session will help you learn about what IIHS is and does and the status of that study.

Wednesday, October 4 | 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | ADAS Technology Update

What tools and equipment can auto glass company owners bring in to their own companies to handle ADAS? What is the status of getting this equipment to shops for use and how does it work?

Wednesday, October 4 | 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Finding ADAS Information

How do you even find out what type of ADAS systems vehicles have and if recalibration is required? What are the proper procedures for handling cars with ADAS? This session will answer both those questions.

Wednesday, October 4 | 11:00 a.m. – Noon | How You Can Drive Profit from ADAS

How do you compete on ADAS against bigger companies that have more manpower and equipment? In this session, you’ll learn how two companies are using ADAS to advance their footprint. Find out how one regional chain does so.

Wednesday, October 4 | Noon – 12:30 p.m.| Legal Q&A

Now’s your chance. AGSC’ general counsel will be available to respond to your ADAS-related legal concerns for a few minutes at the end of each presentation. You may either ask questions openly before the conclusion of the sessions or individually afterward. He can help you answer questions such as how to:

  • Deal with a car dealership that will not provide ADAS services;
  • Handle customer complaints if the ADAS system is not working;
  • Protect yourself prior to working on the vehicle; and
  • Understand when and how a car manufacturer requires that a certain brand of glass be used.

Auto Glass Week will be held October 4-6 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Educational seminars are tentative and subject to change. To view full descriptions and further details, please click here.

This is your opportunity to hear from the best in the industry. Register today to take part in the full educational offerings. Pre-registration ends September 18.

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