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SAFETY TIP New Vehicle Technologies Continue to Pose Challenges Each issue, we're bringing you relevant safety tips for your business. You can find more safety resources at WITH THE HELP of an operator-led working group, International Carwash Association regularly monitors new car technologies and their potential impact on the professional car wash industry. We have previously reported on our outreach to automobile manufacturers about the challenges that new safety systems can pose for car washes, particularly the conveyor segment. (See the ICA Blog at There is a high degree of variability in these systems, and disabling them can be difficult (or even impossible) for both car owners and car wash operators. In late 2015, 10 major auto manufacturers, through the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, announced their intention to make collision avoidance systems available as standard equipment on all car, truck and SUV models they sell. This decision was encouraged and supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. But, early this year, safety organizations began objecting to the SPRING 2016 | CAR WASH MAGAZINE | WWW.CARWASH.ORG 131 http://WWW.CARWASH.ORG

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Car Wash - Spring 2016

Letter from the ICA
Meet the Board
By the Numbers
Overheard Online
Keeping it Clean
When in drought
Reducing your environmental footprint
Continental divide
Will sympathetic pricing draw customers?
Women in Car Wash
Make money, work with friends
Should the customer have a say in employee pay?
International Profile
Women in Car Wash
Hear and be heard
OSHA update
ICA Annual Report
Creating exceptional managers
When professional contacts get personal
Ten tips for transforming your teams
Becoming an employer of choice
Show me the money
ICA launches new series of events for car wash professionals
CAR WASH Magazine wins award
Take a Tour
Wash Ideas
Focus on a Member
Blast from the Past
Marketing Minute
Download It!
Ask Champ
Top Tweets
Safety Tip
Mea Culpa
Advertiser Index
5 Things

Car Wash - Spring 2016