ADAS Calibration in Derry, NH
We diagnose, calibrate, and program
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
ADAS Sensors Frequently Require Calibration
But it isn’t happening! When do ADAS sensors need to be recalibrated following an accident? Some ADAS sensors are “plug
and play”, requiring no repairer-initiated calibration, while others need to be recalibrated every time after
a collision. There’s no easy guide that we can put into a table. We have done extensive research and stay on top of the changes. We do this so you don’t have to.
How Much Does 1 Degree Matter?
What does 1° of misalignment look like in the repair shop? The bracket for the front radar is about 10 cm wide, which means that if one edge of the radar is allowed to protrude more than 0.8 mm past the other
edge, it will be more than 1° misaligned. Tiny misalignments can lead to total failure.
With these tolerances, it’s impossible to know if a sensor is properly aligned just by looking at it in the bracket. Then, add to that front-end damage where the bracket mounting location or frame may have been jolted, bent, or swayed. When it comes to impacts near a sensor, there’s no certainty that the sensor hasn’t become slightly misaligned; and that’s all it takes for serious
performance degradation to result.
ADAS is big and only getting bigger
Advanced driver-assistance systems are the fastest-growing safety application on vehicles today. Approximately 1.25 million people die in car accidents each year, and another 20-25 million experience life-altering injuries. Along with the tragic human toll accidents create, road traffic
crashes are also estimated to cost countries 3% of their GDP annually. In 2016, 20 automakers pledged to make automatic emergency braking (AEB) standard by the 2022-2023 model year. As of December 2020, 10 of those automakers have already fulfilled that pledge, and another 3 are at 90%+ of vehicles produced with AEB.
What Is ADAS?
ADAS is an acronym for “Advanced Driver Assistance Systems”
These systems offer drivers more control over their vehicles and provide them with more information about their immediate surroundings to help aid them while they’re parking and driving. ADAS includes:
Information and Warning
•Side and rear cameras with driver
• Back-up assistance• Warning of oncoming cross-traffic
• Ultrasound sensing of areas in front and
behind the car obstructed from driver
• Traffic sign recognition
• Detection of lane markings
• Blind spot warning
• Night vision
• Ranging of objects ahead in conditions
of poor visibility
• Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to infrastructure communication
• Dynamic display image of the entire car
and surrounding space
• In-cabin monitoring and warning to a
Function Specific Automation
• Lane keep assistance to stay in the
center of the lane
• Active cruise control for changing traffic
• Collision avoidance by automatic
• Automated emergency brake
• Intelligent head beam assistance that
illuminates curves ahead or prevents
blinding of other traffic participants
Combined Function Automation
• Adaptive cruise control with lane centering
• Traffic jam assist
Limited Self Driving Automation
• Automated parking/valet parking
• Highway auto pilot
Full Self Driving Automation
Most vehicles on the road today with ADAS use a single camera behind the windshield, some have cross-traffic sensors and adaptive cruise control. ADAS technology is constantly evolving in order to help improve vehicle safety and assist drivers with things like monitoring blind spots and pulling into tight parking spaces. Properly adjusting these systems requires technology and training that many shops choose not to acquire due to the extra costs and hassle associated with ADAS calibration equipment.
ADAS Calibration & Programming Services
A vital part of automotive repair & maintenance that’s often overlooked
Have you ever completed a job and been ready to hand the keys back over to a customer, only to realize certain features like the forward collision warning or self-parking assist aren’t functioning as they should be and you don’t have the equipment to properly correct them? When Auto Care Plus realized the need for an ADAS Calibration center to help serve our communities we immediately started working on the ADAS Calibration Center of Derry, NH. Our top priority then became taking the stress out of the equation when it comes to ADAS calibration and programming for everything from windshield replacements to collision repair.