ADAS Calibration in Dallas, TX

Top Notch Body Shop & Mechanic is proud to help protect lives through the precise calibration of our valued clients advanced driver assistance systems.

What is ADAS Calibration?

ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) is technology incorporated into a vehicle in order to automate, adapt, and enhance the driver’s experience with features that increase safety. ADAS calibration (and recalibration) is the precise alignment of ADAS sensors following many situations such as windshield replacement, collisions, changes in suspension and vehicle alignment, and adjacent repair services. Calibration needs are vehicle-specific and require special equipment and training. With our in-shop, static calibrations at Top Notch Body Shop & Mechanic, we are able to achieve the very precise measurements necessary, in a controlled environment.

Importance of ADAS Calibration & Recalibration

The automotive calibration and repair world is changing. As vehicles continue to become more complex, so does repairing them! At Top Notch Body Shop & Mechanic believe ADAS Calibration is the future of automotive repair. All new vehicles on the U.S. market now have at least one ADAS system (automatic emergency braking) and most are equipped with many more such as adaptive cruise control, collision-avoidance and parking assistance to name a few. We have purchased state of the art equipment that enables us to return vehicles with their ADAS systems performing as intended to our customers.

Popular ADAS Systems

Blind Spot Monitor – sensors in the rear bumper and displays warning icons in both side mirrors
Automatic Emergency Braking – forward facing ADAS camera or radar detects crash risks and automatically applies the vehicle’s brakes
Pedestrian Detection – detects an imminent collision with a pedestrian and autonomously applies the brakes or alerts the driver
Adaptive Cruise Control – cruise control setting that will slow down and pace a vehicle with the one in front of it
Traffic Sign Recognition – video cameras detect some types of road signs and display them on a dashboard
Lane Departure Warning – provides drivers with an alert when they drift out of their lane unintentionally
Lane Keeping Assist – provides steering assistance to keep drivers in their lane

What Happens if an ADAS Sensor is Not Calibrated?

In the past, when a vehicle was involved in a front-end collision, a technician could simply repair the structural damage and move on. Now, it’s not so simple. If that vehicle has radar in the front bumper, it’s likely that the ADAS sensors were damaged and will need to be recalibrated for functional safety. With more vehicle autonomy than ever, drivers are relying on powerful technology to stay safe. If that technology isn’t repaired correctly, it could spell disaster. Driver assistance systems rely on sensor data collected by camera, lidar, radar, and other sensors located throughout the vehicle. What happens when ADAS sensors are moved and replaced, during windshield or bumper replacement? Likewise, what happens if there is a collision that jolts cameras and other sensors out of their factory-specified position? Recalibration is vital to ensure that automated warnings and vehicle actions are provided under the right conditions.

ADAS Calibration in Dallas, Texas

Top Notch Body Shop & Mechanic is constantly striving to be the best auto body shop we can be! Our technicians undergo regular training and we routinely invest in the most state of the art equipment in order to best meet the needs of our valued clients. Call us for all your auto body repair needs!

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