New White Paper Looks at How Vehicle Modification and Repair Professionals Can Ensure Their Work Complies with Requirements of Today’s Driver-Assistance Technologies

New White Paper Looks at How Vehicle Modification and Repair Professionals Can Ensure Their Work Complies with Requirements of Today’s Driver-Assistance Technologies

Research by Transportation Research Center, Inc. and SEMA assists aftermarket specialists in complying with OEM specifications of advanced electronics on today’s cars and light trucks.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Driver-assistance technologies – automatic braking, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control and other advanced systems – are becoming increasingly standard on American cars and light trucks.  These systems dramatically improve the safety and performance of today’s vehicles by assisting in routine driving tasks.  But their multiple sensors, cameras and other complex electronics increasingly pose challenges for the performance aftermarket and collision-repair industries.

To help address these challenges, Transportation Research Center, Inc. (TRC) recently presented new research that analyzes how aftermarket professionals can ensure their repairs or modifications comply with OEM standards for safety and performance.

The new TRC white paper, “Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Aftermarket-Modified Vehicle Compliance,” is designed to give these professionals the confidence that advanced technologies will continue to work as intended whenever vehicles are modified.  The research draws on TRC’s years of dynamics testing and automotive systems expertise to analyze how aftermarket professionals can ensure their repairs or modifications comply with OEM standards for safety and performance.

Joining TRC in the research effort were SCA Performance, asTech, the Equipment & Tool Institute and the Specialty Equipment Market Association.

Transportation Research Center, Inc., North America’s most advanced, independent automotive testing facility and proving grounds, has been an acknowledged leader in transportation research and innovation since 1972.  Located on 4,500 acres in East Liberty, Ohio, TRC offers the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers, systems makers, and other transportation innovators a full range of engineering, research and testing capabilities as well as compliance and certification testing.  As a fully independent, 501c3 organization, TRC provides these services with the strictest respect for each client’s security, confidentially and proprietary interests.

TRC programs are designed to test for safety, energy, fuel economy, emissions, durability, performance, noise, crash simulation, and crashworthiness. Programs evaluate performance of passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, airplanes, off-road, tracked, alternative-fueled vehicles and their components.  TRC operates 24/7 and in a full range of seasonal conditions on a variety of advanced research facilities, including road courses, rural lanes, a 7.5-mile high-speed oval test track and a 50-acre vehicle dynamics area. In addition, the TRC campus is home to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s only Vehicle Research and Test Center.

To view the white paper: https://www.semagarage.com/assets/pdf/ADASForumResources/Resource-Doc-Aug-15-ADAS-White-Paper.pdf