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Bumper Cover Repair With ADAS: Jaguar Land Rover - UPDATE

A simple bumper repair on a modern vehicle may not be as simple as it seems. New technologies like blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and other advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) utilize sensors behind the bumper covers. The ability for these sensors to be able to see clearly, normally requires special caution when considering a bumper repair. Many OEMs have different levels of warnings when it comes to repairing bumper covers with ADAS. So, what does Jaguar Land Rover say on the subject?

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OEM ADAS Radar Optimized Color Resources: Mercedes-Benz

Changes in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) radar technology are introducing new refinishing considerations. Paint film thickness not only may affect the performance of ADAS radars, color formula selection may also be a contributing factor. What resources do repairers have available? Let’s see what Mercedes-Benz has to say.

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OEM ADAS Radar Optimized Color Resources: BMW/Mini

Changes in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) radar technology are introducing new refinishing considerations. Paint film thickness not only may affect the performance of ADAS radars, color formula selection may also be a contributing factor. What resources do repairers have available? Let’s see what BMW/Mini has to say.

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Bumper Cover Repair With ADAS: Honda/Acura - UPDATE

A simple bumper repair on a modern vehicle may not be as simple as it seems. New technologies like blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and other advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) utilize sensors behind the bumper covers. The ability for these sensors to be able to see clearly requires special caution when considering a bumper repair. Many OEMs have different requirements when it comes to repairing bumper covers with ADAS. So, what does Honda/Acura say on the subject?

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OEM Linking Pin: Kia Outer Uniside Sectioning

As part of the I-CAR Repairability Technical Support (RTS) OEM linking pin activity, we are helping to connect the collision repair industry to the vehicle makers. We’ve had technical inquiries that asked about sectioning and removing the outer uniside only, without the reinforcement and inner uniside.

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