Bosch and ASA will collaborate on a new collision diagnostics training series in 2018, covering major repair topics facing collision shops. The series will cover diagnostic tool selection, pre- and post-repair scanning, module reprogramming, ADAS recalibration and more. Each 45-minute webinar in the series will take place at noon Central time, with a 30-minute training session followed by a 15-minute Q&A. Live webinars will be free to all ASA members, registered collision shops and mechanical repair shops. Archived webinars will only be available to ASA members.
The webinar series will start in January 2018 and run through May 2018 on the third Wednesday of each month, covering:
- Jan. 17: Changes on the horizon: diagnostic scan trends every collision and mechanical professional should know
- Feb. 21: Keeping the diagnostic pre- and post-repair scanning in-house can make you money
- March 21: Key scan tool procedures for collision and mechanical repair
- April 18: Diagnostic power in your hands
- May 16: The road to repairing autonomous vehicles: collision avoidance system recalibration
Technicians and collision repair professionals will receive a certificate of completion from ASA and Bosch for attending each full class. Those attending all five classes will receive a certificate of acknowledgement for completing the ASA-Bosch advanced collision diagnostics webinar training series.
In the past few years, multiple vehicle manufacturers have strongly recommended, or required, all vehicles to undergo a diagnostic scan before and after collision repairs are completed. This requirement ensures collision repairers have all the information necessary to properly and safely repair vehicles after a collision.
ADAS and advanced electronics were installed in millions of new vehicles in the U.S. in 2016, according to Ward’s Auto, including:
- 15.2+ million, or 86 percent of vehicles, with a rear camera
- 6.2+ million, or 35 percent of vehicles, with rear parking sensors
- 5.2 million, or 30 percent of vehicles, with blind spot detection
- 3.4 million, or 20 percent of vehicles, with lane departure warning systems
- 3 million, or 17 percent of vehicles, with collision warning systems
- 1.9 million, or 11 percent of vehicles, with adaptive cruise control