Placed on 25/06/2019
More and more driver assistance systems are being incorporated into new cars, some of which are also mandatory by the European government, such as emergency braking systems (AEBS), lane assist and automatic speed limitation. In order to ensure that the driver assistance systems or ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) function properly, this software must be 'aligned' or, as we say, calibrated. The check that precedes this can show whether calibration is needed and what costs this involves.
If, for example, a new suspension system is fitted, a calibration check of these driver assistance systems is then prescribed by the corresponding vehicle manufacturer. This is because the exact position of the camera and radar systems in relation to the environment can vary according to the height of the vehicle. A deviation of a few millimetres in the position of the camera and radar systems can, when viewed from the front over tens of metres, quickly cause major deviations. Calibration is required to correct this deviation.
Safe use of driver assistance systems
The reasons for ADAS are traffic safety, comfort/convenience and lower costs (material and immaterial damage), though also the optimal use of the public space by, for example, improving the flow of traffic. Despite the fact that there is still a lot of confusion and ignorance about ADAS, motorists are increasingly relying on these driver assistance systems. It is therefore all the more important that the ADAS systems are calibrated in vehicles. This is why VB-Airsuspension is more than happy to comply with what the car manufacturers have prescribed. We therefore advise you to take into account any additional costs of an ADAS calibration that may appear on the quotation, so that you will not be faced with any surprises afterwards.