The internal combustion engine was invented close to 140 years ago, yet modern cars operate in much the same way today as they did back then. One thing that has changed, however, is the range of driver assistance and safety technologies. Vehicle technicians working only two or three decades ago might scarcely believe some of the advances that have been made.
For premium car manufacturer BMW, with its Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology, the adoption of interconnected safety systems has required a national accredited BMW Bodyshop shop network. These workshops repair BMW models to beyond Original Equipment Manufacturer standard, and ensure that technicians who service and repair BMW vehicles receive factory certified training to keep pace with new technologies.
Not only are BMW’s ADAS technologies a critical component of the brand’s vehicle offering, they continue to develop in complexity as next-generation powertrains and power electronics are brought to market.
We spoke to Glenn Keddie, Bodyshop Network Development Manager for BMW Group Australia, about the service programs and processes needed to maintain the integrity of BMW’s ADAS systems.