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ADAS Calibration

A rising number of automotive components that help improve vehicle and driver safety are referred to as advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS, for short. ADAS monitors duties including braking, speed, and steering and either automatically reacts or alerts the driver.

These systems, which employ a number of cameras to determine the location of the car and other road impediments, include but are not limited to Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, and Road Sign Detection. After some vehicle maintenance and repairs are completed, ADAS systems need to be re-calibrated in order to continue operating as intended.

What is ADAS?

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) build a safety blanket around your car by combining a variety of different sensors and software systems with steering, suspension, braking, and engine systems.

Static ADAS Calibration

Static calibration entails calibrating the different ADAS cameras and sensors while the vehicle is immobile. It must be carried out in a controlled environment using specialised equipment that we have at a variety of our Tyre Pros locations.

Dynamic ADAS Calibration

Dynamic calibration involves altering the sensors and cameras while the vehicle is in motion, such as during a road test.

If your vehicle requires dynamic ADAS calibration, it may be done at any Tyre Pros garage that has Hunter alignment equipment installed.

Which Tyre Pros centres can carry out static ADAS calibration?

The following list of centres currently have the specialist equipment installed to enable static ADAS calibrations.
To make a booking, please contact your local Tyre Pros centre.

Tyre Pros Aylesbury
Park Street
Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1DX
01296 415651
Tyre Pros Barnet
24/28 St Albans Road
Barnet Hertfordshire EN5 4LA
020 8449 3184
Tyre Pros Norwich - Canary Way
Broadsman Close Off Canary Way
Norwich Norfolk NR1 1WY
01603 610039
Tyre Pros - Cheltenham
50-54 Swindon Road
Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL50 4AS
01242 511555
Tyre Pros Chesham
Amersham Road
Chesham Buckinghamshire HP5 1NG
01494 786051
Tyre Pros - Hastings
221-229 London Road St Leonards
Hastings East Sussex TN37 6LU
01424 437415
Tyre Pros Letchworth
Works Road
Letchworth Hertfordshire SG6 1LP
01462 685036
Tyre Pros - Luton
Units 2 & 3 Madford Retail Park 550 Dunstable Road
Luton Bedfordshire LU4 8DN
01582 561389
Tyre Pros - Middlesbrough
Warelands Way Longlands
Middlesbrough North Yorkshire TS4 2JY
01642 208830
Tyre Pros Rainham
194 High Street Rainham
Gillingham Kent ME8 8AX
01634 360928
Tyre Pros York
Centurion Park, Clifton Moor Gate
York North Yorkshire YO30 4WW
01904 692500

What are the different ADAS systems?

The term "ADAS" refers to a variety of driver assistance systems. Depending on the manufacturer, each type of ADAS may have a somewhat different name, but the following are some of the most common:

Adaptive Cruise Control

Similar to conventional cruise control, adaptive cruise control (ACC) may maintain a predetermined speed while also modifying it in response to traffic flow. When equipped with ACC, a car will automatically accelerate or decelerate in response to the proximity of other cars and objects using radar, or occasionally cameras.

Autonomous Emergency Braking

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) uses sensors to scan the road in front of for obstructions. The AEB system will alert you to the impending danger with dashboard lights and an alarm before applying full braking power if you don't react.

Front Collision Warning

The dashboard will flash a warning when the Forward Collision Warning system spots possible hazards on the road ahead.

Lane Keep Assist

The use of LKAS, or lane keep assist systems, prevents vehicles from being forced out of their current lane. A pulse via the steering wheel may serve as a warning in some circumstances, and the vehicle may also mildly steer to keep the vehicle in its lane.

Blind Spot Detection

Simple methods of detecting vehicles in your blind spot include a light on the wing mirror that shows when one is there. If there's a danger you'll strike a car you can't see, additional blind spot detecting features prevent you from moving into another lane. Drivers with restricted mobility who are unable to turn around physically to check their blind areas may particularly benefit from this.

Road Sign Detection

A forward-facing camera on a road sign detecting system scans the road ahead for traffic signs. Character recognition software is connected to this camera, and it can interpret any changes that the sign indicates. The instrument panel of the car receives this information after that. By encouraging you to maintain your eyes on the road, this technology may prevent you from accidently exceeding the posted speed limit.

Park Assist

In comparison to technology like parking sensors, self-parking technology finds available places and, with a little assistance from the driver, parks your car there for you.

What does ADAS mean for Car Maintenance?

Vehicles equipped with ADAS require greater maintenance due to the increased complexity. The advanced systems contain hardware such as radar, ultrasonic sensors, cameras, or a mix of these, all of which require calibration after certain work or repairs have been carried out. Examples of tasks that will require ADAS calibration are:

It is also critical that four wheel alignment must be checked and adjusted as needed anytime ADAS is calibrated. If the wheels are not correctly aligned, the vehicle will not go where the electronics assume it should, potentially resulting in a fault light or even the system failing to work when required.