DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — SEMA's Emerging Trends & Technology Network will host a webinar Sept. 13 to examine how aftermarket modifications affect advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and to what extent they might conflict with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).
The webinar — "A Modified Vehicle and the Effects on ADAS Functionality: A Case Study" — is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. EDT on the 13th and run approximately 45 minutes to an hour.
With ADAS becoming standard on most new vehicles, the aftermarket industry must be aware of how parts and accessories may affect the safety systems, SEMA said. The webinar will look at how much parts manufacturers need to know and what they may be responsible for.
The webinar is being presented by SEMA's Emerging Trends & Technology Network and SEMA Garage, which have arranged for engineers and legal experts familiar with the subject to explain what responsibilities manufacturers of aftermarket parts/systems have when developing products that may affect ADAS functionality.
Among topics on the agenda are:
- How to determine what aftermarket parts may impact ADAS.
- A manufacturer's potential liability for a vehicle's ADAS after it has been modified.
- What the FMVSS says in relation to ADAS.
- Actions manufacturers can begin taking today to protect the company.
To register for the event, go to the dedicated page SEMA has set up.