Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) was front and center at the committee meetings of the Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) in San Antonio yesterday. AGSC’s meetings began yesterday and continue today in advance of Auto Glass Week, which starts tomorrow.
AGSC’s Education Committee, chaired by Jacques Navant of Don’s Mobile Glass, continued its work on updating the technician certification test and enhancing the Master Tech program.
The AGSC Education Committee was followed by a meeting of the AGSC Marketing Committee, which is chaired by Peter Brown of Tiny and Sons. Its focus was on the development of new programs to increase membership and provide new services.
“We got tons of great ideas,” said Brown. “Our challenge will be choosing among them as we go forward.”
This committee was followed by what proved to be the main attraction of the day: the first meeting of the newly-formed AGSC ADAS committee. Through a lively and thoughtful exchange of information, the committee developed guidance on how AGSC members will want to handle ADAS in the future.
“There’s a ton of misinformation out there,” said committee chair Jeff Olive of Glasspro. “We want to help our members and the industry know what is necessary and what is not.” Olive said the day was extremely productive.
“We are not sure what form our work product will take,” said Olive, “but the information we approved will be available soon.”
Today began with a meeting of the AGSC Automotive Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS) Committee. Members reviewed the newly revised standard and discussed what steps, if any, are necessary to accommodate calibration in the future.
It was followed by a CEU Insurance Forum for insurers and registered members.
“We got a good response,” said Jennifer Cannon of Century Glass. “Both members and insurers gained a ton of info.”
The program continues this afternoon with the annual AGSC member meeting as Auto Glass Week opens tomorrow.