What advanced driver assistance systems mean for your workshop
by Mike Ruff, GW Editor
With truly impressive advanced driver assistance systems becoming increasingly prevalent on the UK’s roads, GWTV attends a HELLA GUTMANN SOLUTIONS awareness course to report on what the technology means for independents. ADVANCED driver assistance systems (ADAS) are more common that you might initially think. Many new cars already equipped with the likes of blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise
“...garages remain unaware about how these systems are already affecting the work that they carry out ..." control, autonomous emergency braking and park assist.” It’s thought that by 2020, 40 per cent of all new vehicles will be fitted with ADAS but there’s warnings that many garages remain unaware about how these systems are already affecting the work that they carry out on a daily basis.
Speaking to GWTV, Neil Hilton of HELLA GUTMANN SOLUTIONS warns that technicians are putting themselves at risk if they’re unaware of ADAS. He said: “If you change a steering rack or two rear springs, you’d think it wouldn’t affect the vehicle’s ADAS but it does because the geometry of the vehicle has changed.
ADAS that may already be fitted to cars in your workshop • • • • • • • • •
Adaptive cruise control. Traffic assist. Lane keep assist. Electro-mechanical steering. Parking assist. Night vision. Reverse assist. Adaptive lighting systems. Traffic sign recognition.