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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Explained

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Explained

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have become standard equipment on most modern cars. But what constitutes “advanced driver assistance system”?

The list of driver assist systems keeps growing. As of this writing, these systems include:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Radar Cruise Control
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • City Brake
  • Pedestrian Detection
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Around View Monitoring
  • 360 Camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Heads Up Displays
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear Collision Warning
  • Driver Status Monitoring
  • Night Vision System
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Watch

These systems depend on high speed computers embedded in your vehicle to process information obtained from on-board cameras, as well as radar, laser, and ultrasound emitters and the sensors that receive reflected radio/light/ultrasound waves and send the information to on-board computers which in turn use the information to warn the driver of dangerous conditions, and in some cases, to automatically initiate actions. Based on the information obtained from these systems, vehicles can now automatically perform a range of actions – from something as simple as turning on the windshield wipers when it rains, to vitally important activation of vehicle brakes to lessen collision impact.

As these systems became more prevalent, a need arose to re-calibrate these systems after collision repairs or windshield replacement (many systems place emitters and sensors on the windshields, so any windshield glass replacement requires re-calibration).

TechZone Auto has been specializing in electrical and electronic auto repairs for over two decades. So when ADAS systems came into being, it was only natural that we would expand our existing expertise to assist collision and auto glass shops in re-calibrating ADAS systems. We have been working with these systems since their inception.

The depth of technical skills, advanced training, complex electronic equipment, and large space requirements often make it impossible for independent mechanical and collision repair shops to perform such calibrations. TechZone offers the highest quality ASAD calibration services, both mobile, and at our Concord and Fairfield facilities.

Dynamic and some Static ADAS calibrations can be performed by our mobile technicians, while more complex static ADAS calibrations have to be done at our ADAS calibration facilities.

We not only calibrate ADAS, we can diagnose ADAS problems as well. 2 out of 10 collision based ADAS calibrations fail due to damage severity of the sensitive components, harness and electronic damage, or aftermarket component alignment problems. When a collision shop has to replace an ADAS sensor, camera, or component, in most cases they require a manufacturer’s software programming prior to the calibration which we can do on most vehicles. TechZone Auto is a one stop shop for ADAS services.

We offer our services to individual vehicle owners as well as collision/body repair shops, and auto glass repair shops.

Call us for more information or to request a consultation.