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What are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems? and How Do They Protect You?

Posted on 04/05/17 - Updated On: 11/14/18

Although Advanced Driver Assistance Systems such as anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC) and traction control have been around for decades, today’s modern vehicle has many more advanced systems which need detailed attention from both vehicle owner and repair technicians.

Most Popular Systems

Many vehicles are equipped with a variety of electronics designed to help drivers keep control of their vehicle and remain safe while driving. This would include Pedestrian Detection and Avoidance, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Collision Avoidance Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring and Lane Departure Warning, just to name a few of the most popular.

These Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) provide drivers with critical information regarding their surroundings, which can help compensate for some driver errors.

Multiple Sensors

Intelligent sensor technology is at the base of each of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. This advanced technology will continually monitor the vehicle surroundings as well as the tendencies of the driver’s behavior. The purpose of the monitoring is to detect potentially dangerous situations and assist the driver in avoiding them. Once these advanced systems identify a critical driving situation, they will warn and assist the driver to help them avoid an accident or to lessen the consequences of the accident. However, once they stop working, they need to be repaired, as drivers tend to rely on them to help them drive safely.

Pre and Post-Repair Diagnostic Services

When a damaged vehicle has been brought in for repair, the technician should perform a diagnostic pre-repair diagnostic service with the asTech® device before any repairs begin. The pre-repair diagnostic service determines if any hidden damage is evident, at the beginning of the repair process.

A pre-repair diagnostic service with the asTech® device provides the repair shop and insurance company with a complete written report and explanation of any Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC’s) which reveal any pre-accident or accident-related damage. Many of these delicate sensors can suffer damage as a result of even the slightest jolt.

Written Reports are Proof

Any repair that requires the disconnection of any of the electronic components in order to complete the repair will require a diagnostic post-repair diagnostic service to confirm if the part is reconnected correctly and functioning properly. A diagnostic post-repair diagnostic service using the asTech® device will confirm that no Diagnostic Trouble Codes remain.

A complete written report after a using the asTech® device for both the pre-repair diagnostic service and the post-repair diagnostic service will provide the insurance adjuster with tangible verification that the diagnostic services were needed in order to diagnose, analyze and actually return the vehicle back to pre-accident condition.

For more information on the advantages of using the asTech® device, contact our master technicians today.