ADAS liability

Dean Owner Albany, New York Posted   Latest   Edited  

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Interesting read and video. 

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Matt Diagnostician
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I gotta level with you. The more I listen to it, the more I find factually incorrect and troublesome that these two attorney's are "experts".

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Dean Owner
Albany, New York
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I understand. However, they are probably not the only "experts" out there. Just makes you pause.

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Lane Mobile Technician
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Thank you for sharing this. I always like hearing as many views about this topic as possible. I did find this interesting. Again, thanks

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Scott Manager
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Hi Dean, Thanks for sharing this but I’m interested in hearing you expand on what you found interesting here. Can you touch on any of those points? I’d love to see some healthy dialogue come out of this, but, in my opinion, (after burning up an hour) these two lawyers basically published a podcast demonstrating how easy it is to designate a lawyer as an expert when that is so far from the…

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Dean Owner
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Sorry Scott, Didn't mean to stir the pot. Just found it interesting that a lawyer or lawyers are making ADAS a focal point.v Sorry if I should not have posted this.

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Scott Manager
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Hi Dean, I'm not saying that you shouldn't have posted it, I would have liked to see what your POV on this was rather than leaving it open ended. Having an open dialog is healthy IMO.

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Dean Owner
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Ok Mr. Brown, Here is my POV. We can say what ever we want about the credibility of these "experts", and I agree, they do not sound real articulate. But, that does not matter. The end result of the litigation is only a part of the issue. It is the process that will break you. The sleepless nights, the lawyer fees, the time off from your business for depositions. Not to mention, the…

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Lane Mobile Technician
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I personally liked hearing a lawyers perspective. They are at home in litigations and courtrooms. I am at home in the shop, repairing vehicles. So my perspective would probably vary from theirs, quite a bit. I will admit they had me questioning what they were saying, often, but isn't that the point? I look at it like I look at someone's approach to a diagnosis. Like it or not, I am willing to…

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Steven Instructor
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Well said Lane; I also enjoyed the lawyer perspective! In my opinion, the main speaker, Julian, is clearly an SME (Subject Matter Expert) in tort or civil law, with a major in automotive product cases. In the discussion, Julian stated that they did not dive into the technical details; rather, he said, "that's why we hire experts." Who are these Experts? They are usually automotive investigators…

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Matt Diagnostician
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It's funny you mention "short-cuts" and "work arounds". I was just speaking with an insurance adjuster and he was talking about while he was at a new car dealer service department, one of the techs was struggling to get a camera to calibrate, so he kicked the target fixture over a couple inches and it then calibrated.

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Craig Manager
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Add to that the stories about techs in dealers not wanting to pull tickets for ADAS because flat rate time isn't paying well. It isn't hard to imagine a hapless tech in a heap of trouble being questioned by one of those "SME" lawyers, they would be completely destroyed. (as they should be if they deliberately fudged results on safety systems.)

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