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Executive Director of Autonomous Vehicle Organization to Present During August 25 CIECAST Webinar: “Autonomous Vehicles: Fact vs. Fiction”

Tara Andringa

Sanford, NC — The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) announced that its next CIECAST webinar is scheduled for Thursday, August 25 at 11 am PT/1 pm CT/ 2 pm ET: “Autonomous Vehicles: Fact vs. Fiction.” The one-hour webinar will feature Tara Andringa, executive director of the Partners for Automated Vehicle Education.

During the live broadcast, Andringa will talk about autonomous vehicle technology and the potential impacts to the collision industry in the future.

“Partners for Automated Vehicle Education unites AV stakeholders in the common mission of raising the level of public understanding of the technology. We believe that we’re more likely to reap the benefits of AV technology if the public is on board,” said Andringa. “And we also know that this takes all AV stakeholders coming together, so we are excited to collaborate with CIECA members in this important effort.”

Topics will include:

  • PAVE’s mission and resources available
  • Information about PAVE’s contract to develop a digital forum that will facilitate communication and collaboration between the public sector and the automated vehicle industry
  • The types of mobility being developed
  • How the collision industry and CIECA members can best prepare to work with infrastructure owner operators in the upgrade of the transportation infrastructure in preparation for AV technology

Andringa has led PAVE since its public launch in 2019. Prior to joining PAVE, she spent more than 20 years serving as a communications director in the United States Senate, including leading public affairs for the Senate Auto Caucus. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

All industry segments, including CIECA members and non-members, are invited to attend the webinar. Following the presentation, there will be a Q&A session.

Attendees can earn Automotive Management Institute (AMi) credit toward an industry-recognized professional designation and specialty degree by attending this webinar.

To register for the CIECAST, click here.


The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA) develops and promotes electronic communication standards that allow the collision industry to be more efficient. CIECA’s vision is 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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