The modern day vehicle is so packed with technology that most owners don’t realise that the car they are driving is constantly processing data to protect them and their occupants from an accident or to minimise an impact to ensure the safety of people both in the vehicle and those outside of the vehicle.
The buzz words are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or ADAS for short, ADAS has been an integral part of our vehicles for over 20 years, while these systems used to be only part of a prestige vehicle, they are now in every vehicle from the smallest Toyota or Mazda to our SUV’s and four-wheel drives.
Nearly 80 percent of vehicle owners are unaware of the advanced systems in their vehicles, over 40 percent of vehicle technicians are not aware of the need to check all systems associated with the advanced driver assist systems, even the most minor of impacts in the right place can change the operation of these vital safety systems, it can affect the adaptive cruise control, the lane departure warnings and the vital camera and sensors used at the rear of the vehicle.
The growth of this technology across the globe is advancing quicker than you can imagine.
These systems operate such things as the lane departure warnings or warnings of impending vehicles stopping in front us, adaptive cruise control and the radars plus camera’s in our cars all designed to keep us safe.
In nearly 90 percent of cases the systems should be scanned and checked both before and after the repairs are completed and subject to those scans most vehicles will need to have the systems recalibrated to ensure all the safety systems are functioning correctly, make sure you discuss ADAS with your Car Craft repairer.