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An article in Bodyshop Magazine (Dec 2019) highlighted the growth of the ADAS Calibration market by 12% per annum for the next ten years.
Thatcham Research have recently released a “ADAS Code of Practice” for body shops based on feedback from leading industry organisations, explaining how to identify manage and safely calibrate cars with ADAS technology.
With an estimated 4.5 million cars with ADAS systems already installed and new NCAP requirements for 2020 meaning every new car will have ADAS systems fitted as standard, don’t let your business be left behind by not offering calibration services!
If you are already outsourcing 4/5 calibrations per week, you can see how the time taken can affect your key to key times and customer satisfaction level. But what about the extra time and costs you are incurring, with courtesy cars and unnecessary car movements when your staff can be more productive in other areas?
With a lack of ADAS specialists, many of our customers are now also attracting new customers by offering calibration services to other body shops, workshops and generating an additional revenue stream.
If you are already doing wheel alignment in house, then ADAS is perfect add on to the services you already offer.
With many finance providers are offering competitive rates on Hire Purchase or lease options with monthly charges from around £600 per month, compare this with the hidden cost savings, and you could be profitable from the first month.
Call us now to talk to one of our specialists and see how we can help you!
View our Glossary of ADAS terms below!
The field of automotive ADAS solutions is growing rapidly. Several systems are already on the market and even more are in development. To help you navigate the many acronyms in use, here’s a helpful list of definitions.
ACC - ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
A cruise control system that automatically adjusts the speed by radar or laser detection while maintaining a safe distance from the vehicles ahead.
ANV - AUTOMOTIVE NIGHT VISION
“Night vision” captures images using a thermographic camera or infrared illumination and displays them on a dashboard display. This increases driver perception and vision distance during the
AEB - AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING
Autonomous emergency braking monitors the distance of the vehicles in front of your car, detecting situations where a collision is imminent. Braking is then automatically activated to avoid a collision or mitigate its effects.
BSD - BLIND SPOT DETECTION
BSM - BLIND SPOT MONITORING
BSW - BLIND SPOT WARNING
Blind Spot Detection systems provide information on so-called vehicle blind spots, which are areas that are not easily visible to the driver. Some of these systems will issue an alarm if they detect the presence of an object within a blind spot, whereas others have cameras that transmit the images to a display on the dashboard.
CDW - COLLISION DETECTION WARNING
Collision detection warning systems use a variety of sensors to determine if a vehicle is in danger of colliding with another object. These systems perceive the proximity of other vehicles, pedestrians or other objects on the road. When the vehicle is in danger of colliding with another object, the system warns the driver and puts preventive actions in place, such as brake pre-load, the application of tension to seat belts or steering control.
DDW – DROWSY DRIVER WARNING
DFW – DRIVER FATIGUE WARNING
DDD – DRIVER DROWSINESS DETECTION
DMS – DRIVER MONITORING SYSTEM
The driver’s drowsiness detection systems use cameras or other sensors to determine if the driver’s attention is still on the road and the vehicle’s safe operation. Most systems track the frequency of eye blinks and gaze direction. Some of these systems detect the driver’s head movements when they indicate a state of drowsiness.
FCW - FORWARD COLLISION WARNING
FCWS - FORWARD COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM
FCA - FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Forward Collision Warning systems use a variety of sensors to determine if a vehicle is in danger of colliding with other vehicles, pedestrians or other objects on the road. When the vehicle is in imminent danger of collision, the system will warn the driver and take preventive actions, such as brake preload, application of tension to seat belts or steering control.
LDW - LANE DEPARTURE WARNING
LDWS - LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM
Using a forward-facing camera to detect road line markings warning the driver if the vehicle leaves the lane without using the turn indicators correctly.
LKA - LANE KEEPING ASSIST
It combines a front camera to detect road markings with an electric driving system, keeping the vehicle in the centre of the lane.
PD – PEDESTRIAN DETECTION
PDS – PEDESTRIAN DETECTION SYSTEM
A system that, thanks to a camera, detects pedestrians in front of or behind the vehicle.
TLR - TRAFFIC LIGHT RECOGNITION
A traffic light recognition system is a camera-based technology that detects and analyses
traffic lights, either to inform the driver or to provide information to the vehicle for autonomous driving.