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KABA and NABA Collaborate on Online Educational Series, Kicks Off with ADAS and Ford Training

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Although the cancellation of so many training events this year may have led many to believe that continuing education is no longer important, the Nebraska Auto Body Association (NABA) and the Kansas Auto Body Association (KABA) know that’s the furthest thing from the truth.

Beginning in October, the two neighboring state associations have collaborated to host an online educational series, emphasizing the value of continued training and education to their members.


“In today’s rapidly changing vehicle designs, it is important that we continue to educate ourselves regarding materials, inspections, ADAS systems, repair methods and more to ensure we’re equipped to repair vehicles in a safe and proper manner,” said KABA Vice President Tony Adams.


On Oct. 28, Jerry Mungle, program specialist and instructor at Raytheon, taught “GM ADAS Training,” which focused on the ADAS systems installed on various vehicles, such as forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, park assist and others. He explained how the systems operate, as well as how to diagnosis issues and service ADAS and their components.


Gerry Bonanni, senior engineer, paint and body repair for Ford Motor Company, discussed “Ford Repair Procedures” on Nov. 2. After providing an overview of the new 2021 Ford F-150 and Mustang Mach E, he engaged in a Q&A session regarding Ford repair procedures.


During both sessions, Adams and NABA Vice Chair James Rodis served as moderators, fielding questions from the audience.


“We had several questions submitted and good engagement from the audience,” said Adams. “The first two events in our educational series...

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