Jack Perea, owner of Superior Replacement in Riverside, Calif., officially opened the new location of his shop—which now includes more than 12,000 extra square feet in order to perform ADAS calibrations.
According to new research from AAA, vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can cost twice as much to repair following a collision due to expensive sensors and their calibration requirements.
While, ideally, driver-assist systems reduce the likelihood of crashes, there are still going to be opportunities for work for collision repair shops. To help clear things up, David Aylor, director of active safety testing Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, gives a rundown on the current state of ADAS technology is at and how those vehicles affect body repair procedures.
The penetration rate of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is expected to grow strongly over the next decade, driven mainly by government regulations and increasing consumer awareness. Europe and U.S. NCAP mandates that all new cars must be equipped with Autonomous Emergency Breaking (AEB) and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) systems.
Sean O'Malley, senior test coordinator for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, discusses the importance of calibrating ADAS in vehicles—particularly front-facing cameras. Failure to calibrate windshield-mounted cameras could lead to issues with lane-departure and autobraking.