ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS (ADAS)
WHAT IS ADAS AND WHY DO I CARE
The dreaded “check engine” light. We all know what that means, something is wrong and it’s going to cost us money. But, there’s a new game in town and it’s called Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). If you see one of these lights on, it’s a safety issue and you must take it into the dealer to reset to its factory settings, until now. Introducing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems calibration at Perfection. Basically, everything in your car is controlled by technology. If your windshield breaks, get into a fender bender or even bang up one of your tire rims, you have to bring your car into the dealer to have it recalibrated. It’s costly, time consuming and a safety issue. ADAS sensors and cameras control features like lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, blind spots, even the cameras for parking and backing up. ADAS Calibration by Perfection now offers complete calibration servcices at our full-service, location in Watertown.
We are trained technicians for over 40 years, certified in calibration technology and have a dedicated state-of-the-art bay for quick, efficient, safe and cost-effective service.
What is ADAS Calibration
ADAS calibration is the precise physical alignment, testing and electronic aiming of sensors that collect data to inform your vehicle’s advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) like forward collision warning, lane departure warning, automatic braking systems, and several others. Most ADAS sensors require precise aiming. A sensor on the car that is out of alignment by a fraction of an inch will be aimed at an area significantly off axis 50 or more feet down the road.
Types of ADAS Calibration
ADAS-equipped vehicles require static calibration, dynamic calibration or both. It depends on a vehicle’s ADAS system and OEM recommendation.
Static ADAS Calibration
Dynamic ADAS Calibration
Dual ADAS Calibration
Frequently Asked Questions
The ADAS calibration process can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours, depending on the type of vehicle. ADAS calibration takes place in a specialized setting where the car must remain stationary during the calibration process.
ADAS dynamic calibration is a process of calibrating the sensors and cameras of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) while the vehicle is in motion. Unlike static calibration, which is performed in a stationary setting, dynamic calibration requires the vehicle to be driven on a specific road surface or test track.
ADAS calibrations should be completed any time a vehicle’s sensors are disrupted. For example: If a windshield is cracked, the heads-up display and rain sensors need to be recalibrated.