The Auto Glass Safety Council (AGSC) and its National Windshield Repair Division (NWRD) are conducting their spring meetings in Charlottesville, Va., this week. Approximately 60 industry leaders will attend meetings over the five-day event.
The week began with a meeting of the Repair of Laminated Auto Glass Standard 2 (ROLAGS2) committee, which oversees the ANSI Standard of the same name. The group focused on incorporating new language that addresses repairs in vehicles that have Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The group spent more than six hours developing new language that incorporates ADAS and will go forward for review.
The ROLAGS2 meeting was followed by a meeting of the National Windshield Repair Division’s Executive Committee. This group, chaired by Linda Rollinson of Superior Auto Glass, discussed development of future programs to continue to advance repair as a first option.
Tuesday began with a field trip—with a safety focus—as AGSC members visited the testing facilities of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Ruckersville, a city suburb.
An IIHS tour is a history lesson in auto safety, showing the evolution of seat belts, side pillars, headline safety and more.
“The visit was great,” said Tim Siterlet of Carlex of the two-hour tour of crashed cars and crash test dummies. It culminated with the test crash of a 2023 Rivian R1S SUV.
The ADAS Committee met Tuesday afternoon with discussions around a number of pertinent topics. These include the development of a glass-based ADAS certification program, closer information exchange with ADAS tool manufacturers and the future of an auto glass technician as a diagnostician.
The Charlottesville meetings continue through Friday, with many more AGSC Committees meeting during that time.