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ADAS Calibration and OEM Repair Procedures

Posted by Chief Technology on May 21, 2020 3:13:00 PM

OEM procedures and requirements are nothing new in collision repair. We’ve always needed precise specs to make a vehicle look and run like new. From emergency braking systems to lane departure warnings and more, modern vehicles are getting complex, so repairing them is more complex too.

Every time you complete a structural repair, you need to repair—aka recalibrate—the sensors in the advanced driver-assistance systems. In order to perform the most accurate calibration and keep drivers safe, you need three things:

1. The latest OEM repair procedures for the exact make and model you’re working on.
2. A clear, reliable process that can be followed again and again without mistake.
3. An ADAS calibration tool to repair the sensors.

Or, if you want all three things in one, choose the Mosaic ADT from Chief.

With Mosaic, you’ll always have access to the most up-to-date OEM standards for ADAS calibrations right there in the system database. Other aftermarket calibration systems hold shops responsible for updating OEM standards and repair procedures as they receive them from the OEM, or they use tools that have old data. Not with Mosaic. We get our data directly from the OEMs themselves and update it automatically for you.

Another common disadvantage of other calibration systems is not having a clear and repeatable process for techs to follow. Other systems simply give you the data and leave your techs to interpret it into a process of their own. Even for a skilled professional, that room for error isn’t very efficient or accurate.

Mosaic tells techs exactly what to do, step-by-step, through automation. Once the correct vehicle information has been identified in the database, the whole procedure automatically loads into the Mosaic tablet. The software automatically moves the targets and performs the scans and calibrations. All that your tech has to do is simply follow each step on the tablet to complete the repair--no searching or interpreting needed. The software also won’t let the tech skip any steps, so you can be sure the repair is completed accurately every time.

As more and more vehicles roll into your shop needing ADAS calibration, you’ll need an accurate, efficient and error-free system on your side. Consider Mosaic ADT to make pulling OEM procedures and following them a breeze.

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Topics: Shop Tools, ADAS Calibration

ADAS: Recalibrating the Collision Repair Industry

Posted by Chief Technology on Apr 14, 2020 10:59:06 AM

The adoption of ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems) in new vehicles is rapidly growing. There are close to 60 million vehicles in the U.S. that are equipped with some sort of ADAS features, like parking assistance, adaptive cruise control or collision-avoidance systems.

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Topics: ADAS Calibration

2020 Collision Repair: Choosing ADAS Calibration Equipment

Posted by Chief Technology on Mar 31, 2020 6:00:00 AM

If you're just diving into learning about ADAS, we recommend starting here to learn what it is and why it matters.

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, ADAS Calibration

2020 Collision Repair: Why Does ADAS Calibration Matter?

Posted by Chief Technology on Mar 4, 2020 6:00:00 AM

If you haven't brushed up on the basics of ADAS, start here to understand what it is a little bit better. Then you can start to explore why calibrating ADAS features after every structural repair is so critical.

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, ADAS Calibration

2020 Collision Repair: What Is ADAS?

Posted by Chief Technology on Feb 5, 2020 1:51:57 PM

If you keep up with industry trends, chances are you've seen a lot of discussion about ADAS recently. We've been talking about it here and here on our blog. The fact is, understanding ADAS will be critical to repairing new vehicles, so if you don't know much about it yet, it's time.

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, ADAS Calibration

Do you really want to make precise ADAS repairs based on a tape measure?

Posted by Chief Technology on Nov 29, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Measurements matter.

That’s true regardless of industry, but it’s always been especially true in collision repair—and these days, those measurements are more important than ever. As more and more technology is integrated into vehicles, which requires precise measurement and calibration during collision repair service. Often, this comes down to a millimeter.

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Topics: Shop Tools, MSO, ADAS Calibration

Shouldn’t ADAS Calibration Systems Be as Advanced as ADAS technology?

Posted by Chief Technology on Nov 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Adaptive cruise control. Lane departure warnings. 360º views. Night vision. Blind spot detection. LiDAR.

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Topics: Shop Tools, MSO, ADAS Calibration

Why Everybody's Talking About ADAS Calibration

Posted by Chief Technology on Oct 24, 2019 1:00:00 PM

One of the biggest topics making waves in our industry right now is Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS.) These systems include all the sensors and cameras that detect obstacles near a vehicle and warn the driver to prevent them from getting in an accident.

While ADAS is helping keep drivers safer than ever before, it also adds a lot of complexity to the vehicle repair process. 

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Topics: Auto Body Repair, Industry and Company News, Shop Tools, MSO, ADAS Calibration

The Five Things Stopping You From Bringing Alignment In-House

Posted by Chief Technology on Sep 4, 2019 7:32:00 AM

There are a lot of potential benefits to bringing wheel alignment in-house at your collision repair shop. You could significantly reduce cycle times, because you won't have to transport the vehicle to a specialty alignment shop and wait for the work to be completed on their schedule. You could bring in more profit, because you'd be able to accurately estimate more alignments and keep all the revenue instead of sharing it with a second shop. And, you could protect your reputation because your team is charge of the repair from start to finish. 

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Topics: Wheel Service

Why You Should Keep Wheel Service Work In-House

Posted by Chief Technology on Aug 12, 2019 7:50:00 AM

Customers send their damaged vehicles to your body shop for repair. They’re trusting you to do whatever necessary to make it look and drive like new again – as soon as possible.

After spending hours straightening the frame or unibody, replacing parts and giving the vehicle a nice new coat of paint, it’s time to hand it off to another shop for alignment.

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Topics: Wheel Service