What is ADAS?
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are a family of safety systems that designed to work together to automate and help enhance vehicle safety by alerting the driver to potential problems and avoid collisions.
Vehicles use radars and camera-based sensors to assist the driver and vehicle to have greater awareness of different driving environments. Cameras are positioned outside the vehicle on the front, back and sides to capture images of the road, street signs, pedestrians, vehicles, and other obstacles.
ADAS has many features and each one is designed to reduce the possibility or severity of a particular type of accident. The type of system installed, the way it operates and the safety features available on a vehicle can vary between manufacturers and models.
Most ADAS features are designed to warn or take automatic corrective action when the possibility of an accident is detected. It works by using a set of cameras, radars, infrared sensors and other equipment to detect or correct potentially dangerous situations. Here are some common ADAS features;
- Adaptive cruise control
- Adaptive headlights
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Blindspot assist
- Lane assist
- Traffic sign recognition
- Pedestrian alert and collision avoidance
- Rear-collision warning
- Park assist
- Night vision assistant
Advanced driver assist systems require specialist attention to correctly adjust the following procedures including; wheel alignment/geometry check, suspension or steering replacement, or especially after an accident which involves any repair.
The radar and cameras required by these systems have to be calibrated to the utmost precision.
At Motor Continental we are equipped with Volkswagen group diagnostic systems and VAS 66160E, which is the Volkswagen group’s state-of-the-art radar and camera calibration equipment. This allows us to align the ADAS systems on your vehicle to the manufacturer’s precise specifications.
We can do all of the work needed to replace, code and calibrate your ACC radar or front assist cameras. We have an online connection to Volkswagen servers and are authorised for security-related enabling component protection, adaptation and parameterisation of these driver assistance systems.