AAA: Vehicles with ADAS Often Far Costlier to Fix
October 25, 2018—According to new research from AAA, vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) such as automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and others, can cost twice as much to repair following a collision due to expensive sensors and their calibration requirements, reported Cape Cod Today.
Even minor incidents that cause damage to ADAS technology found behind windshields, bumpers and door mirrors can add up to $3,000 in extra repair costs, according to the report.
Previous AAA testing has shown that ADAS offers many safety benefits. However, minor vehicle damage that affects these systems may be inevitable. For the vehicles in AAA’s study, the repair bill for a minor front or rear collision on a car with ADAS can run as high as $5,300, almost two and half times the repair cost for a vehicle without these systems.