ASE Conference To Address Tech ADAS Competency

An ASE conference next month will tackle the need for assessing technicians’ competency in diagnosing, repairing, replacing and calibrating Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) and components.

The Sept. 10 conference in Detroit is designed to gather input from the industry to determine ASE’s path forward regarding accurately and fairly assessing the skills and knowledge required to service this emerging technology, said Trish Serratore, ASE’s senior vice president of communications.

“It is important for technicians working on these systems to have their knowledge validated by a third-party, independent organization like ASE, given the serious safety implications of ADAS,” she said.

Technicians are already familiar with ADAS systems (sensors, cameras, radar, LiDAR, modules and CAN bus communication networks), and questions on various elements of raw technology appear on several ASE certification exams. But, the conference will look at the issue holistically.

Participants at the invitation-only event will include OE manufacturers, ADAS suppliers, employers, technicians, and industry associations in the automobile, medium- and heavy-truck, and collision repair sectors.

Using results from the conference — along with additional workshops held to develop the scope and number of assessments — ASE will develop a plan for future ADAS assessments.