Advanced driver assistance explained

ADAS Safety

We are extremely proud to be one of the only bodyshops in the south east to have invested in the Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda, Seat and Cupra diagnostic equipment to carry out adjustment and calibration to the ADAS safety systems. Being able to help other bodyshops, mechanical garages and even main dealers is a great achievement for us.

92% of vehicles on UK roads are fitted with at least 1 (ADAS) Advanced Driver Assistance System.

Following accident repair, wheel alignment, mechanical repair or windscreen replacement, sensors of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems must be expertly adjusted and recalibrated to utmost precision. The systems are fitted not only to high end vehicles but now also small city vehicles. The technology is fast evolving, from Brake Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning and even Night Vision and many more. The systems need to be adjusted and calibrated with clever technology using target boards, alignment lasers and dynamic test drives.

We have kept ahead of the times and invested in all of the equipment to carry out these adjustments and calibrations to all VWG vehicles so when your car has been repaired you can be sure your ADAS safety systems will work correctly following the accident repairs.

An example and brief explanation of the main systems we come across:

Adaptive Cruise Control

Typically abbreviated ACC, Adaptive Cruise Control is a system that regulates your speed, automatic braking and acceleration will have the ability to automatically maintain a specific distance from the vehicle ahead. This system will mirror the braking of the vehicle ahead and prevent you getting too close.

Lane Departure Warning

Typically abbreviated LDW, Lane Departure Warning uses a camera to monitor lane markings and detects if a vehicle is drifting out of its lane. An audio or visual alert will warn the driver so they can correct the direction the vehicle is traveling.

Autonomous Emergency Braking

Also known as AEB this is a system that monitors the traffic and road conditions ahead for a sign a collision may occur. These systems can apply the brakes if the driver doesn’t respond within good time. With AEB applied the speed at which a collision occurs can be decreased to a life-saving degree, or even stop before the accident actually occurs.

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