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VIDEO: I-CAR 2014 Initiatives

I-CAR CEO and President John Van Alstyne discussed the organization's planned initiatives for 2014 at the Collision Industry Conference Jan. 16-17, 2014.

Pre- and Post-Repair Scanning in Electric Vehicle Repairs

To achieve a complete, safe and quality repair, pre- and post-repair scanning must be part of your BEV and HEV collision repair process.

To achieve a complete, safe and quality repair, pre- and post-repair scanning must be part of your battery electric vehicle (BEV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) collision repair process.  This step should always be performed — no exceptions. 

The integration of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) makes today's vehicles truly computers on wheels.

Vehicle Calibration: Did You Do It Right?

Whether you perform vehicle calibrations in-house or sublet them out, avoid the blame game with thorough and bulletproof documentation.

What Happens When ADAS Won’t Calibrate?

Troubleshooting the problem comes down to knowing the failure, vehicle or fixtures.

Vehicle Scanning and Calibration: Knowledge is Key

Don’t be the shop that puts a family at risk by not following OEM instructions on scanning and calibration and validating that a vehicle’s safety systems are functioning properly.

Electric Vehicle Safety: No Boundaries

When it comes to battery electric vehicle (BEV) and hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) repair safety, collision repair facility owners and operators cannot be over-prepared.

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