I-CAR, the collision repair industry’s standard for technical educational programming and related technical services, announced Opus IVS™, a provider of advanced diagnostics, programming and live repair guidance for complex vehicles, has joined I-CAR's Sustaining Partner Program. This collaboration demonstrates Opus IVS's support for I-CAR’s industry mission and dedication to empowering both mechanical and collision repair shops with cutting-edge solutions for efficient repairs.
Opus IVS's commitment to I-CAR's Sustaining Partner Program aligns perfectly with the increasing demand for advanced training and support in navigating the complexities of modern vehicle repairs. By investing in education and professional development, Opus IVS and other I-CAR sustaining partners are contributing to a safer and more proficient automotive repair ecosystem. Collaboration across the industry is crucial for relevant educational and technical solutions, particularly in response to the accelerating technological advancements requiring specialized knowledge and skills for proper repairs.
"The accelerating driver reliance on ADAS technology in modern vehicle makes and models heighten the importance of comprehensive training for technicians," said John Van Alstyne, CEO and president of I-CAR. "Ensuring that collision repair professionals are well-trained on these systems is paramount to the safety of drivers and everyone sharing the road with them."
“The rapid advancement in automotive technologies such as ADAS, matrix headlights, secure gateways, OTA and centralized zonal architecture is significantly transforming car repairs," said Brian Herron, CEO of Opus IVS. "As Opus IVS collaborates with OEMs and the industry to develop diagnostic solutions for these vehicles, our partnership with I-CAR is pivotal in supporting the preparation of technicians. With the latest education and information, they will be ready to diagnose, repair and maintain these sophisticated systems.”
Sustaining partners, such as Opus IVS, play an important role in advancing I-CAR's vision by actively contributing to the funding of I-CAR’s work, which in turn supports repair facilities and schools across the industry. Sustaining partner support has helped I-CAR manage the impact of inflation on operational costs, and thus pricing, enabling the industry to cost-effectively keep pace with the higher levels of training that technologies such as ADAS require today and tomorrow.