Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
The acronym ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. These are intelligent systems inside a vehicle that are designed to help the driver when driving, and to make the driving experience safer. ADAS technologies offer software which will alert drivers to the potential of accidents and collisions, by implementing safeguards and even taking over control of the car.
ADAS calibration is the adjustment of the cameras and sensors of a car so that all its systems can work at optimum performance. This calibration, or adjustment, is a complex and precise process, requiring time and trained technicians. Because of the highly specialized nature of the calibration process
Why is ADAS Calibration Important?
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems work by sensors such as steering angle sensors, cameras, ultrasonic transmitters, and radar units. They use information from a single sensor or a combination of different sensors. If sensors are disturbed even by the smallest amount, the impact can be enormous, with misinformation causing the system to work incorrectly. Uncalibrated sensors can lead to warning messages on the dashboard or even a DTC (diagnostic trouble code) being stored in the car's computer memory. Accurate adjustment is vital in ensuring the safety systems continue as they should.