Mitchell Adds ADAS Recalibrations Within Mitchell Diagnostics 

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May 15, 2019—Mitchell on Wednesday morning announced updates to its dynamic special test coverage within the Mitchell Diagnostics solution.

The updates were made possible through a partnership with Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, and enable ADAS calibrations for dozens of vehicle models. ADAS (advanced-driver assistance systems) such as lane-departure warning, were largely designed to help prevent vehicle crashes.

Dynamic calibrations are typically required following front-end repairs or windshield replacements. Unlike static special tests, dynamic calibrations don't require targets, and often require a highly specialized diagnostic device, along with the need to drive the vehicle during the process. Features of dynamic special tests available on Mitchell Diagnostics include: 

  • Built-in dynamic calibration routines for forward-facing collision avoidance systems. 
  • Step-by-step instructions to assist technicians. 
  • Ability to pause and resume routines if driving is interrupted during the calibration. 

"Many collision repairers are looking to go beyond pre-and post-scanning and begin to perform more diagnostic work in-house," explained Jack Rozint, Mitchell's vice president of sales and service, in a press release.

Vehicle makes addressed by the dynamic special tests include those from BMW, Chrysler/Jeep, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Volvo. There's no additional subscription charge for these capabilities, and all Mitchell Diagnostics users will automatically receive the capabilities with their next update. 



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