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Safety Through Precision: Ensuring Accurate and Reliable Calibration of Vehicle ADAS Systems for Enhanced Peace of Mind

Understanding Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) refers to a wide range of technological features and systems incorporated into modern vehicles to assist drivers and enhance safety on the road. ADAS utilizes various sensors, cameras, radars, and other advanced technologies to provide real-time information about the vehicle’s surroundings, monitor road conditions, detect potential hazards, and assist with various driving tasks.

Some Common ADAS Features Include

Adaptive Cruise Control

Lane Departure Warning

Forward collision warning

automatic emergency braking

Blind Spot Detection

Parking assistance systems

Concerns You May Have about ADAS Calibration

Unfortunately, the vast majority of needed calibrations after a repair are either not being recognized, not being addressed, or are being addressed in a way that does not meet the manufacturer required specs. Whether you’re a vehicle owner concerned about the status of the safety systems in your own vehicle, or a repair shop owner/manager looking after the vehicles coming into your shop, here are some common concerns you may have regarding ADAS calibration. 

Vehicle Owners

  1. What proof do I have that my safety systems are working properly?
  2. Have they been repaired and returned to full original manufacturer’s expected safety standards and function?
  3. If not, am I at risk of not even knowing that my vehicle’s automated driving and safety systems aren’t working correctly and could fail to function properly in helping to avoid an accident, or worse yet, become the cause of one?

Repair Shop Owners & Managers

  1. Do I fully understand the liability issues with repairing a car improperly with regard to ADAS systems?
  2. Do I have the internal ability to correctly assess what each year, make and model vehicle needs, based on its specific repair, in the way of calibration or do I need a vendor partner who can ensure that each vehicle is correctly assessed?
  3. Do I have the internal ability, the proper equipment, and the correctly configured physical space to conduct the needed calibration work?
  4. Am I correctly performing the necessary quality control checks and test drives specifically customized based on the calibration work that was needed and performed?
  5.  If not, do I have a vendor that will truly partner with my shop to ensure the correct assessment is made, provide the correct environment in which the calibration should be performed, handle the logistics of moving the vehicle to the properly configured facility, fully calibrate the vehicle back to original manufacturer’s specifications, quality control check the work including a test drive specific to the calibrations, and provide me all the documentation of what was required and performed that enables me to communicate the same to my customer and any insurance carrier involved?

Why Choose PACE?

Why the need for a separate facility?

  • Conducting ADAS calibrations would entail significant restructuring and loss of space within a typical collision repair shop. ADAS calibration processes requires specialized equipment, software, and a controlled environment to ensure precise and accurate calibration. Integrating these requirements into an existing shop can disrupt the workflow and limit available space for other repair work.
  • Calibrations performed on-site by a mobile vendor may not meet manufacturer requirements. This is primarily because mobile vendors may lack the specialized equipment and software necessary to perform OE-level calibrations. ADAS systems are highly sophisticated and require precise calibration to function correctly. Mobile vendors may not have access to the advanced diagnostic tools, specialized cameras, and sensors needed for accurate calibration. On-site calibrations may also be subject to environmental conditions that can interfere with the calibration process, such as excessive noise, vibrations, or inadequate lighting.
  • A separate facility allows for a controlled and dedicated environment specifically designed for ADAS calibration. This ensures that the calibrations are performed according to manufacturer specifications, resulting in optimal performance and safety of the ADAS systems. By having a dedicated facility, technicians can focus solely on ADAS calibration without distractions, guaranteeing thorough and accurate calibration for each vehicle.

What goes into a PACE facility?

  • Our centers average around 4,000 square feet and provide the work bay dimensions necessary for proper target distance placement for each calibration service (these required bay dimensions are very different than a typical body shop metal or mechanical bay’s size and shape). Each bay is equipped with a perfectly flat, epoxy coated, certified flooring that exceeds OEM requirements for calibration as well as advanced, controllable lighting. We use a specific non-reflective white color scheme throughout, so nothing interferes with lidar/radar targets. This type of controlled environment is essential to perform successful, precise calibrations, free from obstruction and interference.

ADAS calibrating is an evolving expertise that requires a separate and dedicated focus to the ever changing landscape of requirements. Our technicians have extensive knowledge and training in the latest ADAS technologies. Our techs have all taken and passed I-CAR ProLevel 1, 2, and 3 of the ADAS Technican Role as well as being trained and certified by CarADAS, the leader in training and certification sources in our industry. Access to OE repair specs and real time updates to them allows us to ensure parts used are properly aligned with manufacturer specifications. Our expertise and attention to detail helps ensure that drivers can operate their vehicles with confidence, knowing that their ADAS systems are accurately calibrated and working as intended.

At PACE, we utilize the latest ADAS calibration tools including cutting-edge diagnostic equipment and software, as well as specialized cameras and sensors, in order to ensure that your ADAS systems are calibrated to perfection. Our facility is equipped with OE-level equipment and software, guaranteeing the highest quality service for your vehicle. Moreover, we offer OE-level scan and re-programming capabilities at your convenience.

At PACE ADAS, we offer a range of expert services dedicated to fine-tuning and optimizing the advanced driver assistance systems in your vehicle. With our cutting-edge technology, meticulous attention to detail, and skilled technicians, we ensure that your ADAS features are calibrated to perfection, providing you with utmost reliability, accuracy, and peace of mind on every drive. Explore our comprehensive services and discover how we can unlock the full potential of your vehicle’s safety.

Our calibration workflow accounts for OEM procedures and best practices, and our rigorous testing protocols ensure that all ADAS systems are completely functional before delivering a vehicle back to you.

PACE is the best value in achieving OEM calibration for body shops and consumers. We protect the safety of the body shop, the driver and passengers and the public in the most convenient and cost-effective way.

At PACE ADAS, we pride ourselves on delivering customer service that goes above and beyond expectations. We understand that a vehicle’s safety is of utmost importance, and we strive to provide a premium experience that matches the significance of the service we offer. We take pride in delivering not only exceptional technical service but also personalized attention to ensure your satisfaction. From helping to identify what each vehicle needs, which services can be performed where the vehicle is versus which need to be performed in our center to handling the logistics of getting the vehicle to the center and back with a completed test drive, we strive to make your experience as seamless and convenient as possible. At PACE ADAS, we prioritize your peace of mind, and our elevated customer service reflects our commitment to exceeding your expectations at every step.