IBIS USA 2020 – The Big Debate

IBIS USA 20:20 Vision


1. the faculty or state of being able to see.
2. the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom.

Exemplary vision both in its practical and idiomatic senses is the key to facing up to the multiple challenges we face in the US automotive collision repair market.

CAV – camera-enabled 20:20 vision
One of the most disruptive and exciting advances of our time is the move towards driverless vehicles thanks to ADAS and the development of CAV (Connected and Autonomous Vehicle). What makes this possible? Vision of course. The fact that advanced camera technology enables a CAV to see a 360-degree view of what’s going on around it. Super. But let’s not forget that this highly advanced 20:20 vehicular vision throws down the challenge to our industry of how to repair this complex technology at an affordable price.

Vehicle Manufacturers (OEMs) – their 20:20 vision for the future
OEMs are becoming an ever more pivotal and integrated part of the collision repair eco-system. It’s their vision for the future that will have a major impact on the entire sector.

Vehicle repair process – no substitute for human 20:20 vision
Repairing vehicles these days is a matter of cause and effect. The knock-on effect of vehicle technologies becoming more advanced and intricate by the day is that repairers need to respond with increasingly sophisticated repair procedures. Here there’s no substitute for the human eye – one of the most precision engineered instruments we have. Indeed, it’s the visual look up methods that repairers adopt when assessing a vehicle that are vital to a successful outcome.

A visionary approach to the next generation…
It’s a perennial challenge of our time. How to turn around the inherent shortage we have in the US in skills and talent. We’ll only overcome this and attract a new generation of suitably skilled professionals by developing a strong vision for what our industry stands for and why it is the upcoming place to be.

We want you to be a part of our vision debate at IBIS USA 2020. Together, we can ensure we all go away with a crystal clear 20:20 vision of developments in our industry and how we will leverage them individually.