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CIECA 2021R2 Includes Updates to Collision Industry Standards


October 21 CIECAST Technical Series webinar to highlight changes to CIECA’s second release of the year & new CIECA API Standards initiative

Sanford, NC — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that its second standards release of the year, the 2021R2, will be available to members on October 20, 2021.

As part of CIECA’s Technical Series, the organization will host a CIECAST webinar about the 2021R2 on October 21, 2021, at 11 am PDT/1 pm CDT/2 pm EDT. Paulette Reed, CIECA’s technical project manager, will present an overview of the latest changes that are part of the 2021R2 as well as share information about CIECA’s new website. Phil Martinez, technical consultant for Mitchell International, and Dan Webster, principal architect, IT Enterprise, Mitchell International, will talk about the new CIECA API Standards initiative.

Reed said there were two main additions to the 2021R2. “The first is a new line-item category added at the request of a CIECA member to help identify certain parts,” she said. “In addition, an Options Code list was added by CIECA’s Emerging Technology Data Standards Committee to help identify new ADAS features in damaged vehicles.”

The committee meets monthly and represents all industry segments. It is co-chaired by Gene Lopez, director of development and training at Seidner’s Collision Centers; and Frank Terlep, founder and CEO of Auto Techcelerators, LLC.

“With 70 million ADAS-equipped vehicles already on U.S. roads and almost all new vehicles including some ADAS features, the committee felt it was important to get these new codes into the CIECA standards to help the industry,” said Terlep.

“Over the last two months the committee identified the highest impact ADAS systems on a vehicle recognized in the collision industry,” said Lopez.

CIECA’s Architecture Committee publishes updated collision industry standards twice a year. Prior to the release, the Architecture committee held a Quality Assurance (QA) virtual meeting on October 5 to review the changes to the BMS, Code List, Instance Documents and Schemas; verify they meet the Architecture Guidelines; validate spelling; and ensure all changes to the BMS are in the Schema.

Register for the October 21 CIECAST webinar here.

About CIECA

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) develops and promotes electronic communication standards that allow the collision industry to be more efficient. It is the vision of CIECA to have an e-commerce-enabled collision industry that allows all industry segments to communicate electronically, independent of platform or software used. CIECA membership is open to the collision industry and related segments, which includes repairers, insurers, OEMs, information technology companies, appraisal services, new and aftermarket parts suppliers, materials suppliers, equipment and tool companies, rental car companies, salvage and towing.

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