J Day Engineering have invested in the latest Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) calibration equipment and providing the necessary training to our technicians to ensure that we are able to cater for vehicles with ADAS installed.
ADAS is designed to avoid collisions and accidents by offering technologies that alert the driver to potential problems, or to avoid collisions by implementing safeguards and taking control of the vehicle. Some examples include autonomous emergency braking, cruise control, lane departure and pedestrian and traffic sign recognition.
Every time a piece of body work, including the front and rear windows, needs replacing or repairing, the ADAS systems within those parts of the vehicle will need to be re-calibrated to ensure they continue working as expected on the roads.
A misaligned camera could lead to incorrect readings and ultimately an accident. Considering that sensors can be found on almost every side of a vehicle, any work done will usually result in the ADAS system requiring re-calibration.
In additon to this over time your vehicle's ADAS calibration may change thanks to wheel mislaginment. This can happen after hitting a pothole or a kerb. Vehicles equipped with ADAS, especially lane departure and emergency braking, need to be properly aligned with how the vehicle is traveling down the road.
Cameras and sensors use different inputs from the vehicle, such as the steering angle sensor. If the steering angle sensor is adjusted during a wheel alignment, the forward-facing camera, which controls the lane departure warning, may think the steering wheel is turned. This can signal the vehicle to correct the steering to stay on the road, even though the vehicle is traveling between the lines.