Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, also known as ADAS, are becoming popular features in today’s modern vehicles. But what do these driver assist systems mean to you and your automobile?
ADAS is an evolving technology that could potentially change the way we commute in a huge way. Driver assist systems could start anywhere from your car helping you drive more safely, all the way up to driving the car without your help. It’s mind blowing how ADAS systems have the potential to help society with the following travel issues:
- Drive a blind person to the doctor’s office without the need for a hired driver.
- Reduce the risk of human-induced accidents.
- Drive children back and forth to school without having to disrupt the parents’ work days.
- Cars that park themselves while the family goes shopping.
- Cargo trucks driving cross-country to deliver goods without the need of a driver.
- Improved ability to study, work, and sleep while riding in a car.
While this is incredibly cool to imagine, how does one repair a vehicle with ADAS? That question brings up several points that are currently being discussed within the auto repair industry. Here are some of the things that owners of these vehicles and auto repair centers need to keep in mind:
- Many automobile manufacturers are already developing vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, which means this technology is not a passing fad. This technology is here to stay and we expect it to be the norm within a span of ten years.
- When the vehicle goes in for repair, it is important to realign any ADAS sensors and cameras to factory specifications to make certain the system continues to operate safely. If any sensor or camera gets knocked out of alignment -- even if they get jostled around in an automatic car wash -- the risk of collisions drastically increase.
- An ADAS vehicle that is being sold as a used car needs to be thoroughly inspected by potential buyers. If the new owner of that used car assumes the Driver Assist system is working and it is not, there is a large liability if an accident occurs. The good news, however, is that you can still drive a car, regardless if the ADAS is working or not.
- Very few Do-It-Yourselfers will have the ability to service and repair these ADAS vehicles without expensive tools and factory-recommended equipment. The risk is too great for an uncertified mechanic to maintain these advanced vehicles.
If you own an ADAS vehicle or want to own one, it is in your best interest to find an auto repair shop near your home or work that can properly repair, service, and maintain your vehicle. At Foreign Autohaus in Folsom, CA, we are undergoing training and enrolling in various programs to stay on top of this rapidly-evolving automotive technology. You can count on our team of auto mechanics to address the repairs and service requirements of your ADAS vehicle.
Schedule an appointment or give us a call if you have any questions for our team about your ADAS vehicle. Foreign Autohaus is conveniently located at 301 Blue Ravine Rd., Folsom, CA 95630. We look forward to seeing you soon.