ADAS On The Road – The ‘Go-To’ experts on ADAS calibration.
What is ADAS?
To assist motorists and to provide safer driving, many modern vehicles are built with intelligent systems. ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is a term used to describe the smart features that includes autonomous night vision, collision detection systems and adaptive high beams. The term also includes simpler features such as rear view cameras to assist parking and more complex features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking and Lane Departure Warning that are able to detect a vehicle’s surroundings.
Why Does it Need Calibrating
Cameras and sensors are required to enable ADAS systems to function correctly and safely. Should these cameras be knocked out of place following any impact to the vehicle, either a major accident or something as minor as a kerb bump or windscreen replacement the ADAS system can be significantly affected putting the driver at risk of further collision.
We therefore highly recommend that ADAS systems are recalibrated before a perviously damaged vehicle is returned to the road.
Types of ADAS
Our technicians are always happy to advise on the types of ADAS features fitted to a vehicle and wether they require calibration. ADAS Includes:
- Blind Spot Awareness
- Autonomous Emergency Braking
- Adaptive Headlights
- Adaptive Cruice Control
- Lane Departure Warning
- Traffic Sign Recognition
Preparing for ADAS calibration
To enable us to carry out calibration on a vehicle we recommend that the following preparations are completed:
Make sure that the vehicle is not carrying any additional load, this includes external racking i.e. roof and cycle racks.
Ensure that that vehicle has a full tank of fuel, this helps to allow the sensors to be calibrated correctly to the manufacturers standard.
Vehicles must be fitted with 4 full size wheels and all 4 tyres must be inflated to the correct pressure.
Do you have a vehicle on site with you now that needs calibration?
If so, send us the details and we will reply to you with a quote and service level by return.
What we would need to know is;
- Type of ADAS Calibration needed.
- Work that has been carried out
- Vehicle registration Number Plate.
- Make and Model.
- Postcode of the vehicle