Autotech Training is now offering IMI accredited ADAS training for the automotive industry, following the release of the Insurance Industry Requirements (IIR) directive for the safe repair of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) equipped vehicles earlier this year.
There are currently over 4.5 million ADAS enabled vehicles on UK roads, and this figure is expected to rise exponentially as car manufacturers increasingly fit the latest driver assistance technology to new models.
The sensor calibration requirements on ADAS features vary from vehicle to vehicle, and the IIR directive has been set to ensure that vehicle manufacturers’ technical specifications are met to reinstate ADAS features safely, without compromising performance.
As the training division of the Autotech Group, Autotech Training is delivering one day, IMI accredited Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Training at its training suite in Milton Keynes.
Training is imperative to ensure that vehicle technicians can safely repair vehicles, without compromising insurance. However, a recent survey revealed that 29% of independent garages sometimes turn away work because they don’t have the skills to service modern vehicles. With technology such as ADAS increasingly filtering through the aftermarket for repairs, it is vital that garage owners make training a priority.
After completing Autotech Training’s IMI accredited course, technicians will have the ability to identify and correctly interpret information relating to a specific vehicle and its ADAS features to determine which method of calibration is required.
“As the number of ADAS enabled vehicles join the UK roads, it is vital that the automotive aftermarket is able to offer a safe repair service,” comments Mandla Ndhlovu, Training Delivery Director for Autotech Training.
“While the IIR provides the insurance supply chain with clear guidance, automotive employers need to ensure that their vehicle technicians are trained to not only comply, but to instill confidence within their customers.”
For further information on Autotech Training’s ADAS training course visit www.autotechtraining.co.uk