Logistics UK has launched the industry’s first generic ADAS guidance document for commercial vehicles.
It says the lack of available guidance on ADAS is leaving workshop staff and engineers unclear on effective maintenance practices and functionality checks.
The organisation's Engineering Forum created the guide to provide standardised information about ADAS for use on all commercial vehicles.
Phil Lloyd, head of engineering policy at Logistics UK, said: “ADAS is becoming increasingly more common on today’s trucks and trailers, however, there is very little guidance available from manufacturers or the authorities on how to the check the functionality of these systems as part of a vehicle’s maintenance regime and/or safety inspections.”
The guidance is available free of charge for members and non-members of Logistics UK and be accessed at www.logistics.org.uk/adasbriefingnote.
“Logistics UK would like to thank all the members who contributed to the guidance, as well as the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) for their reviews. The forum members hope this guidance will provide workshop staff with useful insights that will help them to ensure their vehicles’ ADAS systems are working effectively, providing engineering managers and transport managers with the confidence that their vehicles are maintained safely.”
Logistics UK (formerly FTA) supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.