Repairability Working Group

Mission/Goal

  • Establish standards for evaluating the damageability of vehicles in low and high-speed crashes
    • Occupant safety and energy management in the repair scenario
    • Calibration of Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS)
  • Review vehicle design collectively, incorporating knowledge and expertise of participating members to help in the following areas:
    • Vehicle manufacturers need to understand the need for a consistent approach to ensure repairability is considered during vehicle design
    • Based on global vehicle designs, repairability considerations should be based on the same premise
    • Repairability options should incorporate a common sense approach that provides repairers worldwide with the ability to safely return a vehicle to pre-loss condition
    • Repairability options should be based on prescribed training, tooling and expertise that can be applied on a global basis in car repair workshops
    • Engage vehicle manufactures to pro-actively share knowledge and ideas to collectively develop repair options and alternatives

Group Chair and Contact Information

JosĂȘ Manuel GARCIA CONDE
CESVIMAP
C/ Jorge de Santayana, 18
05001AVILA (Spain)
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Group Members

  • AZT - Germany
  • Centro Zaragoza - Spain
  • CESVI - Argentina
  • CESVI - Brasil
  • CESVI - Colombia
  • CESVI - China
  • CESVI - Mexico
  • CESVIMAP - Spain
  • CIRI - China
  • IIHS/HLDI - USA
  • JKC - Japan
  • KART - Korea
  • KTI - Germany
  • State Farm - USA
  • Allstate - USA
  • Thatcham - UK

Published Papers

Current Work Activity

  • Conducting needs analysis to determine if the RCAR Design Guide requires a re-write based on advanced vehicle technologies, systems and substrates
  • Improve working relationships with industry partners (work in progress)