Emerging Technologies Committee

The following documents and reports were either produced by the CIC Emerging Technologies Committee or are related to the work of this committee. Click on the appropriate title in order to read or download the document. If you wish to comment on any of these documents or reports, please email the committee contact.


Emerging Technologies Work Products

Emerging Technologies Presentations

2024-4EmergingTech [ppt show] – Intro to Laser Welding, with some updated High-Voltage Vehicle Refinish Precautions -The segment will begin with a mini-update on refinish precautions around high-voltage vehicles. The meat of it will be an introduction to laser welding. We will explore possible applications, benefits, and precautions of laser welding and how it has the possibility to create a fundamental shift in how future vehicles are repaired.

2024-1EmergingTech (Digital) [ppt show] “AI” Collision Curiosity – This will start with high level overview of AI in General and overall perceptions across multiple industries, then moving into AI applications that are being developed specific to collision repair and electronic diagnostics.

2023-11EmergingTech (Digital) [ppt show] Scan Tool Essentials for the Collision Shop – The scan tool is the gateway into the electronics and computer networks of the vehicle. While everyone is familiar with reading and clearing Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs), the modern collision shop needs the scan tool to perform other post-repair functions. We are going to present an overview of the Top 10 functions every collision shop needs to be prepared to complete using the scan tool.

2023-7EmergingTech (Digital) [ppt show] Progression of ADAS safety systems, now and into the Future – Three segments on ADAS safety systems, presented as the Auto Glass ADAS and Technology Report, Modified Vehicle ADAS Implications, and Advanced ADAS Technologies; followed by a Q&A panel discussion

2023-7EmergingTech (Analog) [ppt show] Required Changes to Refinish Operations Panel Discussion – We will discuss the required changes to refinish operations due to radar sensors, changes to paint formulas, and the need for refinish technician education on this subject. We will cover the extensive work that the paint companies have been going through in order to understand how to properly repair these vehicles. And highlight how the we’re finished technicians may be receiving the information from the paint companies.

2023-4EmergingTech [ppt show] EV and Hybrid Vehicle Intake Process – Is the repair facility equipped and prepared to properly receive and prepare High Voltage EV/Hybrid vehicles for repair and/or salvage? Was the preparation of the vehicle for transport to repair facility executed correctly? How do you know? This session will cover several areas from an initial assessment at scene from first responders, tow/transport, and tagging of vehicle for intake process at a repair facility for further inspection, assessment and monitoring/ maintaining HV systems and components during repair processes.

2023-1EmergingTech [ppt show] Repairability Summit Activity – In this presentation we will highlight topics of discussion from a series of repairability summits that were held late in 2022. We will cover the outcomes of these repairability summits and the recommended next steps.

2022-11EmergingTech Evolving Technician roles and skills of collision repair now and in the future – Transitioning from ICE to EVs, with normalization of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems demands more, critical high-tech skills in repair shops than ever before for new types of repairs and services.

2022-7EmergingTech Emerging Tech will provide an overview of an industry shop survey of ADAS repairs, training and preparedness. Following the presentation will be a panel discussion from industry leaders on what the future will bring regarding servicing ADAS in the both mechanical and collision sectors.

2022-4Emerging Tech Jumping Into the Deep End of the EV Pool (and not getting Shocked!) – This panel discussion will focus on the tools and equipment a collision shop would need to invest in to become a fully operational EV Battle Station. Panelists will represent current shop owners who have already outfitted their shops, OEM experts, rental car fleet managers and MSO personnel.

2022-1 Emerging Tech Part 1 (slideshow) Tool and equipment updates for Scanning, Diagnostics, Programming and ADAS – Calibrations

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2022-1 Emerging Tech Part 2 (slideshow) Vehicle Construction Advancements Relevant to ADAS

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2021-11-2EmergingTech High Voltage Safety Systems That Effect Servicing Electric & Hybrid Vehicles by the Collision Industry and Avoiding Becoming “Lost in the Technology Maze” Performing Collision Repairs on Electric (EV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV).

2021-7-EmergingTechGreatDesigns Great Designs In Steel – Collision Repair Considerations: Each year, automotive steel engineers share some of their research and development at the Great Designs In Steel (GDIS) event. The work they share directly impacts the collision repair industry, especially the new models the cover during the event. This presentation provide you with an update on the steels and vehicles covered
and how these new technologies impact you and the collision repair process.

2021-7-EmergingTechTelematics How Telematics May Affect Your Business Strategies: Most OEMs are now equipping their vehicles with connected telematics. Many of these systems notify the OEM when there has been a collision (or airbag deploy). This can and will change how the customer interacts with a collision shop going forward.

2021-4-EmergingTech1  EV Servicing Essentials: A panel of subject matter experts in the EV arena, each presenting a unique side of the challenges a collision repair shop must overcome to successfully repair an EV.  This is a high-level view of areas to be proactive in preparation as a collision service provider.

2021-4-EmergingTech2  SRS Repair Information & Inspection Best Practice Development: Steering Column inspection Updates and SRS Repair Information & Inspection Best Practice Development, with I-CAR.

2021-1-EmergingTech2  WIKI glossary Update for ADAS Features: Automotive Scan, Diagnostics, Calibration and Programming (Chuck Olsen).  Right to Repair act, Past, Present and future (Chuck Olsen).  Special Presentation: Equipment and Tool Institute ETI: an introduction to the “industry advocate for the tool and equipment industry” (Brian Plott, ETI)(Chuck Olsen, Bob Augustine, Jason Bartanen)

2021-1-EmergingTech The 2021-2022 roadmap and vision for the committee Electric Vehicles 101—the coming tide of electric vehicles to collision repair. National news related to demand, investments and future models
(Bob Augustine) (Chuck Olsen, Bob Augustine, Jason Bartanen)

2020-11-EmergingTech3 Steering Column Inspections Update & Best Practice Development (Jason Bartanen)

2020-11-EmergingTech2 ADAS Calibrations Workflow (Chuck Olsen, Darrell Amberson, Gene Lopez)

2020-11-EmergingTech Coding, Programming, Initialization (Bob Augustine, Chuck Olsen)

2020-7-EmergingTech3 ADAS Best Practices, Special Presentation by Bob Pattengale

2020-7-EmergingTech2 Steering Column Inspections – Controversy and Published Inaccuracies; Collision Hub Pic-A-Tech Exchange

2020-7-EmergingTech ADAS Calibrations Workflow: the value of a standardized industry process. CIC Wiki-Glossary: Automotive Scan, Diagnostics, Calibration and Programming

2020-1-EmergingTech Secure Vehicle Gateways, vehicle security. Panel discussion – Scan Tool Deep Dive.

2019-11-EmergingTech The value of a Standardized Industry Process; Discussion and updates on advanced technologies definitions, service information, and service provider segments; Draft of proposed definitions.

2019-7 EmergingTechnology & Insurer/Repairer Committees – Joint Committee Presentation on the Proliferation of Component Calibration

2019-4-EmergingTech ADAS & Safety Systems Technician Update, Implications for ADAS Recalibrations per OEM Procedures, Beyond the Scan

2019-1-EmergingTech Repair Scenarios Created by ADAS/Safety System Vehicle Capabilites – A technical look at various real-world situations created from scanning and/or the need to.

2019-1-EmergingTech The OEM-Aftermarket Partnership in the Service Ecosystem – How the Equipment & Tool Institute (ETI) works to facilitate the information flow between the OEM’s and aftermarket tool providers for the benefit of the industry

2019-1-EmergingTech ADAS/Safety Systems Impact on the Estimating Process – A Special Presentation on the impact new vehicle safety systems are having on the estimating process

2019-1-EmergingTech How ADAS/Safety Systems are Impacting our Industry, a Statistical View

2018-10-EmergingTech Task Group Updates: Scanning, Diagnostics and Calibration – Committee Follow-up: OE Recommendations & Advanced Diagnostics and Safety (ADAS) Technician Position Update

2018-8-EmergingTech Special ADAS Presentation – Scanning, Diagnostics, and Calibrations

2018-4-EmergingTech Work Group Updates: When to Scan? New Scanning Skill Set Requirements

2018-1-EmergingTech Committee Accomplishments & Work Products, 2018 Initiatives

2017-10-EmergingTech Beyond Scanning: Enhancing your understanding around re-calibrations, resets, and reprogramming

2017-7-EmergingTech Presentation of Draft Documents for Acceptance & Next Steps

2017-4-EmergingTech2 Scanning and Diagnostics Task Force: Definitions Update and “When to Scan?”

2017-1-EmergingTech Panel Discussion: Scanning & Diagnostics

2016-11 Emerging Tech Update on current activities; BMS Standard is finally coming to the industry [Fred Iantorno]

2016-8 Emerging Tech  To Scan or Not to Scan? That is the question [Jack Rozint]


To Contact Committee:

Chuck Olsen, AirPro Diagnostics
Greg Peeters, Car ADAS Solutions

Frank Terlep
Fred Iantorno
Mike Quinn
Jake Rodenroth

Auto Techcelerators
AirPro Diagnostics



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