With the introduction of vehicles with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist Systems) features the Auto Glass Industry has changed forever.
Gone are the days of just installing a windscreen and moving on to the next driveway. Frogitout field tests the ADAS Calibration Equipment we carry in the United States.
The very first purpose-built Calibration Station ensures high quality products and proper documentation for each process being performed.
ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assist Systems- These systems are designed to create a safer environment for the driver and those around them. These systems help reduce the possibility of an accident or collision. They have been around since the late 1990’s but used in the early to mid 2000’s in the US with the use of Adaptive Cruise Control or ACC. These vehicle’s made use of LiDAR distance detection but only offered a warning to the driver.
Those systems would be classified as a passive system. Today's systems are more advanced and integrated. They use multiple sensor inputs such as cameras and radar to assist and warn the driver of surrounding danger. The increase in complexity has brought about a challenge in the auto industry. You can no longer perform basic procedures or replace components and not worry about it affecting these driver assist systems. And if you happen to unplug or replace a component that is attached to these systems, you will find that it will require a recalibration to clear a warning or check engine light. You can’t just clear the code.
Here is a list of the most common procedures that require a recalibration:
Dynamic vs static calibration- There are two types of recalibration that are performed for ADAS.
Static calibration – is a calibration that is performed in a controlled environment (indoor shop with good lighting, level ground, and adequate space) with special targets placed in specific locations in front and around the vehicle. A scanner is also required to communicate with the modules of that vehicle.
Dynamic calibration – also referred to as mobile calibration, is performed by driving your car for a prescribed distance, at a prescribed speed and in optimum weather conditions. A handheld device (scanner) that aids the process is attached to the car during the test. The purpose of this type of calibration is for the systems to get accustomed to the road so that they can be ready for all the functions they’re expected to perform.
GM, Ford, Chrysler
Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, MINI, Jaguar, Volvo, Fiat, SEAT, Skoda, SMART, Renault, Land Rover, Opel, Citroen
Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, Infiniti, Subaru, Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Daihatsu
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GM, Ford, Chrysler, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Jeep, Lincoln, and more.
Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Audi, Volkswagen, Land Rover, Jaguar, Volvo, Fiat, Opel, Seat, Skoda, Renault, Citroen, Smart, Mini, Peugeot, Porsche, and more.
Kia, Hyundai, Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura, Nissan, lnfiniti, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Suzuki, Daihatsu, Mazda, and more.
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