What are examples of ADAS features?
Autonomous Emergency Braking
Traffic Sign Recognition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Blind Spot detection
Lane Keep Assistance
Cross Traffic Detection
Remote Active Park Assist
When will the IIR be implemented?
It is expected that insurers will direct their repair network to comply with IIR by no later than 31st March 2021.
Why is there a delay in its implementation?
While it will be possible to comply with the IIR before 31st March 2021, the transition period is set to provide time for those engaged in the claims supply chain to adapt their processes.
Why are the IIR needed?
As calibration requirements vary from vehicle-to-vehicle, it is essential that the vehicle manufacturers’ technical specifications are met to reinstate the correct function of these ADAS features, so that the safety and functionality of the vehicle is not compromised.
Why does BS10125 not apply / why is ADAS different?
BS10125 does apply and ADAS repair really is not different. However, this new technology has caused confusion in the industry and the IIR aim to address that confusion.
Why is advice needed?
It is important to provide advice to support those engaged in repair, servicing or maintenance operations, in their responsibility to return vehicles to their fully functioning pre-accident / pre-repair condition and meet the UK Insurance Industry Requirements for Managing ADAS in Repair.
Note: this advice is not intended to replace the training and expertise that is required from repairing organisations in order to provide safe and effective repairs. Repairing organisations should use their expertise to ensure that any information, process, procedure or specification, used in the repair of a vehicle, is fit for purpose and all repair instructions and guidance are followed correctly. Thatcham Research shall not be liable for any loss or damage incurred in relation to this advice (including as a result of negligence) save for in respect of death or personal injury or any other losses which cannot be excluded or limited by law.
Who made the advice and guidance?
Guidance on how to comply with the IIR has been developed in consultation with a wide group of industry stakeholders
Some of the contributors include:
Why was the advice and guidance created?
The advice and guidance has been created to support the industry to meet UK Insurer requirements for managing repairs where ADAS is involved.
When do the IIR apply?
Inspection, realignment and calibration requirements must be considered in all repair situations where any of the following is included within the repair, service or maintenance procedure:
• ADAS sensors.
• Parts likely to affect the operation and functionality of ADAS sensors, or
• Vehicle geometry
When specified, inspection, realignment and calibration operations must be completed post repair to confirm that the sensors are functioning within the vehicle manufacturer’s technical specification.
For example, IIR applies in these scenarios:
- Safe removal, installation, repair or aligning of any parts likely to affect the operation and functionality of ADAS sensors.
- Making any body geometry changes or changes to the vehicle’s wheel alignment, suspension geometry or ride height.
- Realigning, replacing or refitting any ADAS sensors or associated vehicle parts likely to affect the operation and functionality of ADAS sensors.