From 2016, to qualify for a 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating, new vehicles need to incorporate a minimum of two advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), namely autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane departure warning (LDW).
However, ADAS technology is already in use in hundreds of thousands of vehicles, which is why it is imperative that cameras and radar sensors used by these complex systems are recalibrated to ensure their correct operation, not just following accident repair or windscreen replacement but after everyday service and repair work such as steering and suspension replacement and adjustment to the vehicles geometry.
Today, ultrasonics, medium range radar, cameras, lidar and long range radars are utilised, often in unison, to control various systems therefore there is very little of a modern vehicle's surroundings that is not monitored. These systems are based on the relationship between a mechanical setting (e.g the vehicle's axis) and an electronic input. If the vehicle is not calibrated correctly then whatever system the ECU controls will perform an incorrect action.
Vehicle repair workshops have a duty of care to calibrate the sensitive camera and and radar heads and we understand how critical recalibration is to ensure safety. Trust in Philips Garage to provide you with ADAS recalibration that meets specification of the manufacturer whilst remaining competitive in price comparison to main dealer franchises.
Failure to calibrate the ADAS camera or radar sensor can lead to inacurrate information being fed back to the systems computer, causing these vital safety features to operate incorrectly.