The majority of automotive accidents are the result of human error. Many accidents are avoided when cars have an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS).
According to Fortune Business Insights, the ADAS global market size has a value of $27.29 billion U.S. in 2020. The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) is predicted at 11.4% until 2028.
What does this mean for your business? Most new vehicles come with ADAS equipment.
Some repair shops are slow in embracing this technology. Getting a jump on ADAS calibration services is an excellent business opportunity for your repair shop.
Here’s what you need to know.
Systems ADAS Controls
When you consider the standard items on a car that ADAS controls, it is clear that purchasing an ADAS system for your shop is an economically sound decision. Here are items ADAS data controls:
- Adaptive cruise control (ACC)—adjusts vehicle speed to maintain a safe distance
- Adaptive headlights—keeps vehicle headlights on the road, improving visibility
- Anti-lock braking system (ABS) —keeps wheels from locking up during emergency stops
- Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)—operates like brake assist, but activates the brake or steering to lessen the impact
- Backup cameras/rear collision warning— warns of a nearby obstacle when backing up
- Brake assist (BA)—provides extra braking power in an emergency
- Collision avoidance system (CAS)/forward collision warning (FCW)— monitors the road for objects and warns the driver
- Cruise control—automatically controls vehicle speed
- Driver drowsiness—detects driver fatigue and sends warning
- Electronic stability program (ESP)—reduces skid risk on corners, during evasive maneuvers, or if road conditions change
- Intelligent speed assistance/adaption (ISA)—prevents speeding by alerting the driver or limiting engine power
- Lane change Assistance/blind spot detection—uses sensors to monitor obstruction in a blind spot
- Lane departure warning (LDW)—prevents drivers from wavering out of their lane with an audio-visual alarm
- Lane keep assist (LKA)—like LDW but automatically steers the vehicle back into position
- Night vision—detects objects beyond vehicle headlights and alerts driver
- Parking assistance—automatic steering of vehicle into and out of parking space
- Rain sensors—automatically activate wipers
- Tire pressure monitoring systems (TMPS)—warn if one or more tires are low on pressure
- Traffic sign recognition (TSR)—alerts drivers of upcoming signage or hazards
After a collision, the above systems must be calibrated.
Looking to the Future
The automotive industry is making a shift from distributed ADAS electronic controller units (ECUs) to the higher integration of ADAS. This trend puts us at level 2 of automated driving. Level 2 is partial automation, meaning automation of some features but the driver needs to actively drive and monitor the vehicle.
Vehicles have an increasing amount of electronic hardware and software as they roll off the production line. Collision and repair shops need to have the equipment and training necessary to repair these advanced systems.
ADAS systems are in most manufactured vehicles today. This is why an Autel calibration system is a must-have for every collision and repair shop. When you purchase a system, your technicians receive training on using the equipment.
The two-step program includes in-shop training and a one-day course in a training center. The technician learns calibration basics plus advanced features of the Autel system. When setting up your shop for ADAS systems, there are three main Autel products to select from.
ADAS Advanced is the most popular system. It handles the main system, is full-frame with a camera, and has the full capabilities of the ADAS system.
MA600 Calibration Tool is a smaller, portable system that can be easily stored when not in use. It is ideal for small shops with space limitations.
MaxiSys Tablet is the “brain” that communicates with the car. It sends a signal and conducts a diagnostic scan. Even if not conducting repairs in your shop, this is a great tool for reading car codes and making a diagnosis.
Advanced Driver Assistance System Repairs
If you want more information about moving your collision shop into the future by doing advanced driver assistance system repairs, contact Innovative Solutions and Technology at 973.348.9490.
We offer competitive pricing on Autel ADAS systems and calibration. We don’t just sell you a product, we offer training and support services throughout the tri-state area of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.