ADAS stand for Advanced Driver Assist Systems- These systems are designed to create a safer environment for the driver and those around him. These systems help reduce the possibility of an accident or collision. They have been around since the late 1990’s but used in the early to mid 2000’s in the US with the use of Adaptive Cruise Control or ACC. These vehicle’s made use of LiDAR distance detection but only offered a warning to the driver. Those systems would be classified as a passive system. Todays systems are more advanced and integrated. They use multiple sensor inputs such as cameras and radar to assist and warn the driver of surrounding danger.
The increase in complexity has brought about a challenge in the auto industry. You can no longer perform basic procedures or replace components and not worry about it affecting these driver assist systems. And if you happen to unplug or replace a component that is attached to these systems you will find that it will require a recalibration to clear a warning or check engine light. You can’t just clear the code. Here is a list of the most common procedure that require a recalibration:
- Windshield Replacement
- Front and rear bumper replacement
- Side view mirrors
- Rear trunk or tailgate
- Front or rear collision