The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) has completed the 2020R2 Release of the CIECA Standards for the collision repair industry, which includes new Calibration Standards developed by CIECA’s Calibration Committee and an enhancement to CIECA’s Scanning Standards. The Calibration Committee included representatives of the Auto Glass Safety Council.
“With the rise of ADAS technologies in vehicles today, it is necessary to calibrate the sensors as part of the repair,” said Paulette Reed, CIECA’s technical project manager/business analyst. “The industry identified the need to exchange this information among industry partners in the supply chain, and as a result, new standards were created by the CIECA Calibration Committee.”
“CIECA’s mission is the exchange of electronic data within the collision repair industry,” said Darrell Amberson, chairman of CIECA’s Calibration Committee and president of operations at LaMettry’s Collision. “The Calibration Committee worked diligently to develop and maintain message standards and codes for the industry in regard to the calibration process and properly documenting all of the procedures.”
During the weekly meetings, led by CIECA’s former project coordinator, Charley Quirt, the committee identified the business needs of each industry segment.
“By creating industry standards for calibration, it will enable the data to be shared electronically with everyone involved in the process,” said Quirt. “Consumers demand an assurance of vehicle safety and function, and setting standards is the first step toward this goal.’’
“It was a pleasure to work with everyone and what ‘we’ created as a committee and industry is and will be VERY important to the collision, calibration, glass and insurance industries for many years,” said Frank Terlep, committee participant and co-founder of Auto Techcelerators. (Terlep will be a speaker at Auto Glass Week 2021 in Orlando January 12-14. See autoglassweek.com for more information).
Bob Scharaga, president of All Star Glass, served as AGSC’s representative to the committee. “My team was involved in these very informative conference calls that consisted of a great group of people who wanted to put safety first for our customers,” he said.
CIECA’s Architecture Committee publishes updated collision industry standards twice a year.