Logistics UK addresses need for ADAS guidance

Friday 28 August 2020

The lack of available guidance on Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) is leaving workshop staff and engineers unclear on effective maintenance practices and functionality checks, according to Logistics UK’s Engineering Forum. To provide standardised information for use on all commercial vehicles, the forum has launched the industry’s first generic ADAS guidance document.

Phil Lloyd, Head of Engineering Policy at Logistics UK, comments: “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. Working with members of its Engineering Forum, Logistics UK has produced some simple guidance to assist those responsible for safety inspections, maintenance and repairs on commercial vehicles.

“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.”

The guidance is available free of charge for members and non-members of Logistics UK and be accessed www.logistics.org.uk/adasbriefingnote or here.

Logistics UK (formerly FTA) is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK 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.