ADAS Forum Planned For AAPEX 2019

AAPEX 2019 will host a three-hour advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) forum that will address opportunities and challenges with servicing ADAS-equipped vehicles. The event will be part of this year’s AAPEXedu program and will take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Nov. 7 in the Bellini Ballroom of The Venetian.

Session one of the forum will cover today’s ADAS. Panelists will discuss the investment required for targets, the floor space and technician training needed for proper calibration, and the new business opportunities created by this technology. Chris Gardner, senior vice president of AASA, will moderate. Panelists will include Frank Leutz, COO of Desert Car Care and host of the Wrench Nation car talk show; Dave Milne, president of ASE; and John Nielsen, managing director of AAA.

Session one also will include a presentation titled “Who Is Liable When ADAS Systems Are Not Calibrated Properly?” The discussion will address …
• What happens when older vehicles are not calibrated.
• Who audits or checks vehicles after calibration to ensure their ADAS systems work properly.
• What happens if a shop does not accurately inform customers about their ADAS systems.

Session two will focus on the future, with presenters sharing their vision for next-generation ADAS recalibration tools and techniques. Ryan Frisch, manager of R&D engineering for Hunter Engineering Co., will moderate a discussion on emerging tools and processes to properly maintain and calibrate complex vehicle sensor and control networks. In a separate presentation, Douglas Brooks, manager of perception systems at Southwest Research Institute, will discuss the immersive perception models required for fully automated vehicles.