Nowadays, more and more vehicles are being equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems otherwise known as ADAS. These systems help keep you, as well as others, safe whenever driving.
Listed Below are a few featured systems:
Blind Spot Monitoring
The Blind Spot Monitoring System consists of sensors placed on the exterior of your vehicle, most commonly on your rear and front bumpers. The sensors monitor any obstacles such as other vehicles that come near and alert the driver.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive cruise control automatically manages the acceleration and braking of a vehicle. By monitoring other vehicles and objects on the road, adaptive cruise control enables a safe and a comfortable driving experience. It does so by helping the driver keep a steady vehicle speed at a given moment.
Lane Departure is a mechanism designed to warn the driver when the vehicle begins to move out of its lane (unless a turn signal is on in that direction) on freeways and arterial roads.
The Park Assist System uses ultrasonic sensors along the front, rear and sides of your vehicle to detect a parking spot. The system is designed to help you park alongside a detected vehicle or vehicles.
The night vision system detects objects a set distance ahead in darkness. Some systems can detect objects nearly 500 feet (152 m) in front of the vehicle. When it is activated, the system displays the image in black and white on a screen, typically found in the instrument panel or console.
Long Range Radar
The Long Range Radar System is used for measuring the distance to, speed of other vehicles and detecting objects in front of the vehicle within a wider field of view.
These systems have to be calibrated properly whenever there are any components being removed or replaced as they have to be programmed, re-centered, re-calibrated or re-aligned. Most ADAS sensors are very precisely aimed and require calibration if their positions are disturbed in any way. Calibrations can also be required as a byproduct of common car service work such as windshield replacement, suspension repair or wheel alignment. Failure to calibrate a sensor when necessary can result in faulty information that will cause ADAS to operate improperly or not at all. Faulty sensor input can cause a warning light or message on the instrument panel and a diagnostic trouble code (DTC) being stored in the vehicle’s module memory. As a result, we provide ADAS Calibrations exclusively for shops and dealerships.