Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What are Advanced driver- assistance systems (ADAS)?

ADAS are technological features designed to increase the safety of driving a vehicle. Using a human-machine interface, ADAS can improve the driver's reaction time and raise awareness of potential dangers on the road. 

2. Which ADAS systems might be in my car?

 

ADAS systems include:​

  • adaptive cruise control

  • automatic braking

  • lane keep assist

  • traction control

  • lane departure warning

  • park assist

  • forward collision alert

  • rear park assist

  • 360° view

  • high beam safety system

3. I have an older vehicle. Do I have ADAS systems?

In the US, ADAS became available in the early 2000s. The first companies to incorporate ADAS into their vehicles were Cadillac, Toyota, Lexus, Infinity, Audi and GM. In 2015, ten of the top auto manufactures pledged to make Automatic Emergency Breaking standard equipment on all models. 

4. Why is scanning and calibrating important?

ADAS systems that are out of proper alignment may not function properly, resulting in an unsafe vehicle. By using the latest in scanning technology, we are able to determine which systems in your vehicle are out of alignment and then perform the proper calibration to return them to safe working order.

5. How do ADAS systems become misaligned?

Causes of misaligned ADAS systems include but are not limited to:

  • Routine maintenance (such as an alignment)

  • Windshield replacement

  • Fender bender

  • Collision

  • Unplugging of internal wires (such as a back up camera)

6. Do I have to get my vehicle scanned & recalibrated?

Most vehicle manufacturers require that ADAS systems be scanned and recalibrated following collision events, glass replacement and certain mechanical repairs. Manufacturers release position statements for each vehicle model and year detailing when recalibration is required. 

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