ADAS Calibration Systems
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ADAS Systems In Modern Vehicles
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or ADAS is one of the most significant and popular advancements in automotive safety technology since the advent of the airbag.
ADAS is a collision avoidance system that uses a series of sensors, cameras, and human-machine interfaces to help drivers stay safe and secure on the road.
ADAS technology goes all the way back to 2000 when Cadillac® installed Night Vision as an option on several of their models.
Over the subsequent years, luxury brands like Infiniti®, Mercedes Benz®, and Audi® began to install ADAS systems within their lineups.
Today, ADAS are seen in everything from basic economy cars to commercial trucks and emergency vehicles.
Benefits Of ADAS
Simply put, ADAS helps drivers avoid getting into serious accidents. This incredible technology informs drivers of dangerous conditions that the driver may not be aware of and in some scenarios, ADAS will automatically apply steering input, accelerator input, and braking input. Features such as lane departure warning, rear collision warning, pedestrian detection, and blind spot detection help the driver to avoid collisions.
ADAS can also be utilized to make driving a car easier over long distances with technology that can allow a vehicle to automatically follow a road, make turns, and follow other vehicles at a set distance. For ADAS to properly function, vehicle wheel alignment and ADAS sensors must be properly calibrated to OEM specifications.
ADAS Calibration Equipment
In order to properly align your customer’s modern, ADAS-equipped vehicles, you’ll need to bring in OEM-approved equipment that is designed to properly calibrate these sensitive systems and provide validation of the results. John Bean® ADAS calibration systems are designed to streamline ADAS complicated calibration procedures so you can offer your customers a complete solution and get them back on the road with confidence.
Worried about shop floor space? John Bean ADAS calibration machines are compact and are easy to store when not in use.
Wheel Alignment and ADAS Go Hand In Hand
A crucial component of the ADAS calibration procedure is to match the vehicle’s OEM wheel alignment specifications. Without proper wheel alignment, ADAS can malfunction and overcorrect or undercorrect in situations that require intervention. At John Bean, we know a thing or two about precision wheel alignment machines. Not only did we pioneer wheel alignment technology but we’ve remained the industry experts since 1947.
Our ADAS calibration machines confirm that wheel alignment meets the specifications required for proper ADAS calibration and provide validation of:
- Thrust Line / Centerline
- Distance From Vehicle
- Target Rotation
- Target Position
- Target Height
- Ride Height
ADAS Calibration = More Revenue
Not only do modern vehicle buyers specifically seek out vehicles that come equipped with ADAS as optional equipment, but many OEMs are also beginning to offer various levels of ADAS as standard equipment on even their most basic of vehicles.
Even a small repair or a seemingly simple alignment can mean that your customer’s ADAS will need to be recalibrated in order to stay within the specifications set by the OEM. Keeping an ADAS calibration machine on site will ensure that you can capture ADAS calibration service revenue for this increasingly common service and provide a better overall experience for your customers.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or ADAS is a collection of sensors and /or cameras that passively monitor road conditions, vehicle position, and a variety of other factors while a vehicle is in motion. These sensors and/or cameras feed this information to a central computer, which controls steering and/or braking systems. If the system detects a potential impact, it will activate the necessary components to avoid a potential collision. This is all performed seamlessly and without driver input.
ADAS calibration is needed in a variety of obvious and not-so-obvious scenarios. If a vehicle is in an accident, even a minor one, ADAS calibration will be required due to the potential for the sensor to be knocked out of alignment. Other scenarios that will typically require ADAS calibration are maintenance or repair services such as windshield replacement, suspension repair, or wheel alignment.
Qualified automotive professionals with sophisticated alignment equipment, like the ADAS calibration machines offered by John Bean, can perform ADAS calibration. Due to the wide variety of scenarios that require ADAS calibration, you’ll find ADAS calibration machines in everything from wheel shops and glass repair shops to collision centers.
You’ll need ADAS calibration in a variety of scenarios.
- Your vehicle’s ADAS system is malfunctioning and providing false alerts or correcting steering, braking, etc. when not necessary.
- Your vehicle has been in an accident.
- Your vehicle has undergone repair on the suspension or had its wheels aligned.
- Your windshield has been replaced.
The space required for ADAS calibrations varies between manufacturers, but shops preparing to calibrate every available vehicle without having to reposition the vehicle between calibrations will need approximately 25’ by 40’ of available space. To help make even more use of shop space, John Bean machines are compact and provide easy storage solutions for targets and other equipment.
Quality ADAS calibration machines, like those offered by John Bean, support remote assistance diagnostic tools to allow for further expansion of your shop’s calibration capabilities. This is especially helpful for newer makes and models of vehicles that have specific, up-to-date calibration requirements.
ADAS calibration is set by each OEM and is unique to each and every year, make, and model of vehicle that they sell. ADAS calibration procedures can be found by contacting the OEM’s technical service department. An alternative to this complicated method, is to utilize software like the John Bean EZ-ADAS™ app. We also include the procedural information in the Tru-Point software as well as our V2380 and V3300 John Bean wheel alignment machines. This productivity-driven software is designed to provide step-by-step guidance and support when performing ADAS recalibration on vehicles from the United States and European markets.
Since most systems reference the height of the vehicle to the shop floor, accurate calibration requires a completely level shop floor – some OEMs recommend 1 degree or less of slope. Tru-Point™ by John Bean uses advanced technology to measure the height of the targets from the tire contact patch of all four wheels and compensate for inconsistencies in the shop floor. This allows the vehicle to be calibrated anywhere; even on the alignment rack! This allows your shop to boost productivity and minimizes the requirement for a perfectly level floor.