ADAS Tools

What is ADAS?

ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is a group of assist functions designed to improve driver safety and reduce the severity and number of traffic accidents.

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Why ADAS?

ADAS functions are designed to improve driver, passenger, and pedestrian safety by reducing both the severity and the overall number of motor vehicle accidents. ADAS features can warn drivers of potential dangers, intervene to help the driver remain in control in order to prevent an accident, and, if necessary, reduce the severity of an accident if it can’t be avoided.

ADAS features are becoming much more common with new models. They are no longer limited to luxury vehicles. Some systems are becoming standard on all vehicle makes.

ADAS calibration equipment is an opportunity for your shop to not only improve driver safety but also increase the profits of your business and keep your business liability-free.

As of 2019, 23% of all registered vehicles on the road had at least 1 ADAS feature.

ADAS Terms Explained

ADAS CALIBRATION MYTHS & MISCONCEPTIONS

Check out common myths & misconceptions regarding ADAS.

VIEW MYTHS & MISCONCEPTIONS

Looking for an ADAS System but not sure which one to choose from?

ADAS Big Red

BIG RED

ADAS Portable

PORTABLE

ADAS Intelligent

INTELLIGENT

How Does Our ADAS Tool Stack Up?

DESCRIPTION

DESCRIPTION

AUTEL

AUTEL

OPTI-AIM

OPTI-AIM

LAUNCH

LAUNCH

AIRPRO

AIRPRO

Registration and Set-Up Support

Registration and Set-up Support

Comprehensive
Technical Support

Comprehensive Technical Support

Online
Coverage Guide

Online Coverage Guide

On-Tool
Coverage Guide

On-Tool Coverage Guide

Teamviewer
Access

Teamviewer Access

Pre-job Equipment
Requirements and Measurements

Pre-job Equipment Requirements and Measurements

On-Tool
Work Instructions

On-Tool
Work Instructions

Free Training On Site:
At Your Shop!

Free Training On Site:
At Your Shop!

Expansive ADAS Coverage
Including AVM, Back Up Camera,
Night Vision, Blind Spot, Lidar

Expansive ADAS coverage including AVM, Back Up Camera, Night Vision, Blind Spot, Lidar

All Packages (MA600 & Standard Stand)
are Upgradable to Additional ADAS
Calibration Packages

All Packages (MA600 & Standard Stand) are Upgradable to Additional ADAS Calibration Packages

Continuous Warranty Extensions After
Yearly Software Purchase

Continuous Warranty Extensions After Yearly Software Purchase

Leading in ADAS Coverage
for Aftermarket Diagnostics

Leading in ADAS Coverage
for Aftermarket Diagnostics

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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The answer to this question is wide ranging, it could be a few minutes to over an hour depending on the vehicle and the equipment being used.

The most time-consuming portion of static calibration is target set up. If you have a calibration system designed to accurately place your target in less time, that could be a plus.

The most time-consuming portion of a dynamic calibration is meeting the OE driving requirements. Constant vehicle speed, road conditions, available targets, etc.

  • Not making accurate measurements
  • Not following the vehicle pre-conditioning instructions, i.e. full gas tank, tire pressure, weight load, etc.
  • Improper lighting
  • Background clutter
  • Not maintaining battery voltage
  • Not updating your scan tool

Failure to recognize the target due to:

  • Not following the scan tool instructions exactly
  • Improper lighting
  • Background clutter
  • Improper measurements
  • Not following the vehicle pre-conditioning instructions. Full gas tank, tire pressure, load, etc.

Generally, a neutral tone works best. Off-white, tan and light gray work well.

  • Avoid:
  • Bright colors
  • Busy patterns
  • Checkerboard patterns
  • Black
  • Pure white

There are several ways to determine this:

  • Service information
  • Scan tool instructions
  • Autel MaxiSysADAS.com website

ADAS screen capture from calibration settings

WHICH ADAS TOOL DO YOU NEED?

Check out the ADAS Tool Comparison Chart to see which tool your shop needs.

Download ADAS Tool Comparison Chart