ADAS Aware

Thatcham Research launches ADAS Aware training

Today, automotive risk intelligence company Thatcham Research has launched its new ADAS Aware e-learning course to support UK bodyshops and address the existing skills gap around ever-present vehicle technology.

The course provides technicians with a comprehensive understanding of ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), including how the different technologies operate and how to accurately identify and calibrate them.

ADAS Aware was created by in-house experts from Thatcham Research’s Automotive Academy and provides bodyshops with a crucial competitive advantage by equipping their staff with the ADAS knowledge required for modern vehicle repairs.

As the course is online only, there is flexibility in completing different units, enabling time and cost-saving efficiencies while providing the high levels of competency required to identify ADAS and conduct repairs without compromising these crucial pieces of safety equipment.

Dean Lander, head of repair sector services at Thatcham Research, said: “ADAS technology is a pillar of modern automotive design. The importance of understanding how it factors into the repair process cannot be overstated.

“Robust knowledge, for all, of how different repair techniques impact the functionality of ADAS features is crucial, with even the slightest sensor misalignment having a pronounced effect on the performance of safety-critical systems.

“ADAS Aware will provide technicians with the skills needed to identify these technologies, understand requirements in advance of repair and feel empowered to carry out repairs around ADAS technology in a timely and efficient manner, reducing key to key times.

“The training also provides an overview of how ADAS factors into the journey to autonomy, a sector of the UK car parc which is set to expand in the near future which garages must be prepared for.”

To learn more about ADAS Aware, please visit the Thatcham Research website.


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