Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are now commonplace in modern cars. This form of artificial intelligence helps in securing your car’s health, better vehicle performance & less fuel emissions. Along with the traditional safety features you will find in older cars, such as airbags, seatbelts and crumple zones, ADAS helps drivers to drive more safely and avoid the need for legacy systems to kick in at all. Of course, no ADAS system can do it all for you. The age of the driverless car is still some way away. And yet, the more technology is developed for ADAS systems, the safer the roads will become for motorists.
It should be said, however, that ADAS is not a single system but a raft of them. Anything from collision warning systems to automatic cruise control and even parking assistance systems will count as part of a car’s ADAS capability. Some will make use of the same sensors but do different things with the information they receive depending on the situation. A front-facing camera in your car, for example, might monitor the road at the same time as detecting when it is getting dark. As such, your collisions detection system and your headlamp control system might both be fed data by the same sensor.
Moreover, the whole ADAS system will need to be calibrated from time to time. Although these sensors are tested before cars roll off the production line, they can go out of kilter. Jet Wheel Tyre offers one of the best garage services that provides its clients with an excellent ADAS calibration service if you are looking to get this done. But why have ADAS calibrated in the first place?
To begin with, normal driving can cause minor problems with sensors of all kinds. You may have noticed a warning light come on your dashboard before, for example, simply because you have driven over rough ground. There may be no problem with the car but one of its sensors could now be incorrectly aligned and generating the wrong signal. A calibration diagnostic will be needed to see whether this can be adjusted or not. Exactly the same thing goes for your car’s ADAS systems as it does for all of its other sensors.