ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance system) Calibrations and Repair
ADAS or "Advanced Driver Assistance Systems" are technology equipped on vehicles that helps drivers maintain the safe operation of a vehicle. Using advanced components such as radars, cameras, sensors and machine learning, the vehicle can monitor surrounding conditions to avoid obstacles and assist in mitigating a collision and reduce driver fatigue.
Advanced driver systems are excellent features on a vehicle that offer more comfort and increase the safety of a vehicle. These systems must be calibrated after major suspension repairs, collisions and may be needed when removing components for other repairs such as a windshield replacement or even bumper removal. Some systems may also become misaligned over time and need to be re-calibrated to teach the on-board computers the new position of cameras, radars and sensors so they can work correctly. Warning messages may also occur randomly or due to other onboard systems not working as they should. If you suspect one of your Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is not working correctly don't hesitate to have our highly trained team repair your vehicle!
ADAS systems include:
- Blind spot monitoring: Radars and cameras equipped on the rear of the vehicle to alert the driver if an object is within the "Blind Spot" of a driver.
- Forward Collision Warning or Collision prevention assist: Radars or lasers equipped on the front of a vehicle used to alert the driver of a front end collision and may even automatically brake if an crash is imminent.
- Parking sensors: Ultrasonic sensors equipped to the front or rear of the vehicle to alert the driver of obstacles surrounding the vehicle to aid in parking.
- Surround view cameras: Backup or 360 degree cameras equipped on a vehicle to assist the driver in parking maneuvers or during off road driving.
- Hill Descent Control: A system used to maintain a safe speed when driving down-hill or at a steep decline
- Adaptive Cruise Control: An advanced cruise control system that can maintain the speed and distance from your vehicle with a vehicle ahead.
- Lane Change Assist: Using sensors, radars and cameras the vehicle can alert the driver of obstacles surrounding the vehicle before changing lanes and preventing a collision. Some systems can even perform a lane change automatically.
- Lane Keep Assist: Using cameras this system will keep the vehicle within lane markings with minimal driver input.
- Automatic Headlights: Using cameras and advanced headlights the system can automatically change the headlight aim while turning, driving in steep areas and some may automatically activate or deactivate high beams for oncoming traffic.
- Traffic sign recognition: Using cameras and machine learning this system will display posted road signs and alert the driver of the sign in the instrument cluster.