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What Do Automated Driver-Assistance Systems Do?

Posted by Chief Technology on Jun 11, 2020 3:23:00 PM

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Mosaic ADT, the ADAS (advanced driver-assistance systems) calibration tool from Chief Collision Technology, is the only automated system on the market for repairing vehicle sensors and calibrating them according to OEM standards. But what does that really mean? Why does automation make a difference in ADAS calibrations?

In traditional structural collision repair, aesthetics and function were the signs of a good repair. In modern collision repair—where small sensors are built into windshields, mirrors, bumpers, you name it—accuracy is the most important thing. It can be frustrating trying to repair something you can’t really see or get your hands on. The key is having a tool you can trust. That’s where automation comes in. The automation features of Mosaic ADT allow for accuracy, significantly less room for error, less time to complete a calibration and a calibration that’s based on hard data, not just handiwork. Here’s how:

Automated alignment with the target.
One of the most time-consuming tasks in an ADAS calibration process is aligning the car accurately to the target. Systems that aren’t automated might have a tech lay a string on the ground, use plumb bobs from the center emblem on the hood, stretch out a tape measure or physically adjust the target stand to line everything up just right. Can you say “room for error”? With Mosaic, the tech parks the car within four or five feet of the target and attaches the wheel clamps so the machine can read the distance to the target. Everything else—distance, height, width and yaw—is all adjusted automatically.

Automated OEM procedures.
In order to choose the right target for calibration and complete an accurate repair, you have to use the correct OEM procedure and follow it precisely. Other systems will rely on techs to manually search for the correct standards, determine all the right steps and follow them. With Mosaic, all techs have to do is enter the VIN into the machine. Once the machine has identified the correct OEM procedure, a step-by-step process is automatically sent to the tablet. Just follow the directions on screen to reach an accurate repair. The software won’t let you skip a step, ensuring accuracy every time.

Automated documentation.
So you’ve followed the step-by-step process and completed your calibration. Next, Mosaic automatically generates documentation that captures all the data gathered throughout the process. It also makes a record in your system database that a calibration was completed successfully. Having proof that a calibration was performed to OEM standards gives you and your customer peace of mind.

Before you choose an ADAS calibration tool for your shop, consider how all the features work together. Will it help you work efficiently and accurately? We know Mosaic will.

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Topics: Shop Tools, ADAS Calibration