Your ADAS Calibration Implementation Partner
Protecting lives through the Precise calibration of Advanced Driver-Assistance systems
At Car ADAS our mission is to protect lives through the precise calibration of vehicle safety systems.
Help us make the world a safer place to drive – contact us to learn how you can open your own calibration center today.
Welcome To The Future Of Automotive Repair — ADAS Calibration
Our ADAS solution enables your shop to operate its own calibration center, so that you can yield the numerous benefits that performing calibrations in-house provides. You’ll be able to cut out the middle man and return the vehicle to the customer with its ADAS systems performing as intended while generating significant financial returns.
Owning a calibration center requires minimal investment in time and money. We supply the ADAS equipment and help our clients with setting up their facility, employee trainings, implementation, quality control, and support.
ADAS is technology incorporated into a vehicle in order to automate, adapt, and enhance the driver’s experience with features that increase safety.
When an ADAS feature is engaged, it may light up a symbol on the dashboard, alert the driver through sound, or momentarily take control of the vehicle.
The Automotive Industry At A Glance
The automotive repair world is changing. As vehicles continue to become more complex, so does repairing them!
In 2019, almost 60 million vehicles in the U.S. were equipped with some sort of ADAS technology, like parking assistance, adaptive cruise control, or collision-avoidance systems.
By 2022, all new vehicles on the U.S. market will have at least one ADAS system — automatic emergency braking.
In order to return a damaged vehicle to OEM specifications, an understanding of ADAS is critical for repair facilities.
- Blind Spot Monitor – sensors in the rear bumper and displays warning icons in both side mirrors
- Automatic Emergency Braking – forward facing ADAS camera or radar detects crash risks and automatically applies the vehicle’s brakes
- Pedestrian Detection – detects an imminent collision with a pedestrian and autonomously applies the brakes or alerts the driver
- Adaptive Cruise Control – cruise control setting that will slow down and pace a vehicle with the one in front of it
- Traffic Sign Recognition – video cameras detect some types of road signs and display them on a dashboard
- Lane Departure Warning – provides drivers with an alert when they drift out of their lane unintentionally
- Lane Keeping Assist – provides steering assistance to keep drivers in their lane
With more vehicle autonomy than ever, drivers are relying on powerful technology to stay safe. If that technology isn’t repaired correctly, it could spell disaster. Driver assistance systems rely on sensor data collected by camera, lidar, radar, and other sensors located throughout the vehicle.
What happens when ADAS sensors are moved and replaced, during windshield replacement? Likewise, what happens if there is a collision that jolts cameras and other sensors out of their factory-specified position?
Recalibration is vital to ensure that automated warnings and vehicle actions are provided under the right conditions.
ADAS calibration (and recalibration) is the precise alignment of ADAS sensors following several situations: windshield replacement, collisions, changes in suspension and vehicle alignment, and adjacent repair services.
Calibration needs are vehicle-specific and can include in-shop calibration, on-road calibration, or both types of procedures. Calibration requires special equipment and training. Additionally, in-shop, or static, calibrations, require very precise measurements, in a controlled environment.
Modern Collision Repair with ADAS Calibration
In the past, when a vehicle was involved in a front-end collision, a technician could simply repair the structural damage and move on. Now, it’s not so simple. If that vehicle has radar in the front bumper, it’s likely that the ADAS sensors were damaged and will need to be recalibrated for functional safety. This changes the repair workflow!
Body Shops Must Consider A New Workflow
ADAS sensors require repairers to alter their existing auto repair workflow to include both static calibration and dynamic calibration procedures.
1. Diagnostic Scan Before Initial Disassembly
a. Identify ADAS systems on each vehicle
b. Identify what ADAS Systems were affected by the accident
c. Identify what ADAS Systems will be affected by the repair process
2. Structural Alignment
a. Pre-scan for damage
b. Initial structural measurement
c. Repair using OEM procedures
3. Wheel Alignment
a. ADAS calibration cannot be performed until the wheels have been properly aligned and inspected for damage.
b. Make any necessary repairs before moving on.
4. Calibrate Using An ADAS Calibration System
a. Validate Ride Height
i. Level Floor
ii. Tire Pressure
iii. Fuel Level
iv. Belongings in vehicle
b. Complete a Precision Calibration
c. Test Drive
d. Complete Post Calibration/Final Health Check Scan
5. Health Check (Post Scan)
a. Validate that the calibration was successful
Accuracy is the top priority. Historically, in the automotive industry, shorter cycle times have been the measure of a successful, profitable shop. Not anymore. With ADAS, even small errors can have dangerous implications.
The ADAS Calibration Process
These 12 steps can be followed by any shop to ensure ADAS features and functionality are properly repaired, calibrated, and documented on each and every repair.
This whiteboard video illustrates the research compiled by members of the Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Associate (CIECA) and is sponsored by AirPro Diagnostics.
Why Car ADAS?
At Car ADAS our mission is to protect lives through the precise calibration of vehicle safety systems. We enable others to successfully open and operate their Calibration Center. We provide technology and services, from site certification, through training, proprietary management software, implementation, and unparalleled support!
Car ADAS Solutions is your implementation partner to opening your own calibration center. We are committed helping our partners establish an efficient, reliable, and profitable process for ADAS calibration and repair.