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Product spotlight: ADAS tools

Dec. 18, 2023
To keep trucks safe and on the road, here are four ADAS service tools to help keep this technology at its best.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) can help keep drives safe while on the road, keeping them alert when the hours grow long and giving them another set of eyes, via radar and lidar, while driving. But these systems need a bit of fine-tuning themselves, in which case only the best equipment will do.

Hunter Engineering ADASLink Diagnostic Scan Tool

The ADASLink Diagnostic Scan Tool from Hunter Engineering features ADAS calibration and secure FCA gateway capabilities. This complete solution integrates with Hunter’s WinAlign software, providing the technician with quick access to specific calibration procedures for more than 25 million vehicles. ADASLink guides the technician with step-by-step onscreen instructions, ensuring the calibration is completed accurately and according to OE requirements. ADASLink enabled Complete Collision Center in St. Robert, Missouri, to do all their own ADAS work and ultimately expand their operations, their shop owner said. “It’s top-of-the-line equipment, and when you put good support with it, it’s a double win,” he added. 

Autel Intelligent ADAS IA900WA Wheel Alignment and ADAS Calibration System

The Autel Intelligent ADAS IA900WA Wheel Alignment and ADAS Calibration System integrates wheel alignment and ADAS calibration into an all-in-one, space-saving device. It features a folding crossbar and six in-frame, high-resolution tracking cameras that automatically monitor vehicle height on the shop lift, and robotic frame movement for alignment reading accuracy to 0.02 degrees. Alignment coverage is offered for U.S., Asian, and European vehicles 1996 and newer. The system guides the user through the complete process with illustrated instructions, live readings, and required tools.

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“Because of the Autel IA900’s ability to calibrate most vehicles, we average about 30 more jobs per month,” said Mark Allen Murphy of Murphy’s Auto Glass in Orangeburg, South Carolina. “Month-to-month profit has increased by 30%.”

Bosch DAS 3000 ADAS Recalibration System

The Bosch DAS 3000 ADAS Recalibration System guides technicians through steps to calibrate ADAS systems, giving them the confidence to accurately repair advanced vehicles quickly. Designed for current and future ADAS technologies, the DAS 3000 is fast to set up and works with a large range of different vehicle makes and models spanning back to 1995. The DAS 3000 system includes 13 camera targets covering the most popular OEMs, recalibration fixture and distance markers, Bosch ADAS Positioning System (BAP), floor mat calibration targets, dual purpose Volkswagen radar and camera board, technician training for easy set-up and use, and a storage box.

“We auto-ID the vehicle with a scan tool, and it comes up on screen and walks you through the requirements. It really makes it simple and easy for the technician to perform the calibration and know they are doing it correctly,” said Scott McKinney, Bosch product manager for ADAS diagnostics.

The TEXA USA Navigator TXT Multihub with IDC5 Truck advanced diagnostic software provides faster and easier vehicle system access, including ADAS Calibration when paired with the RCCS3 Calibration system. The solution provides single screen visual dashboards to confirm test data easily and secure the coding or pass-thru programming ability needed by today’s professional repairers to complete complex projects. Operating from a TEXA tablet or laptop, the IDC5 software guides the technician through all diagnostic steps, from error detection to providing the repair solution.

“This superior vehicle coverage provided by TEXA diagnostics will bring in new repair ability to any shop looking to responsibly expand their vehicle service,” said Fabio Mazzon, TEXA USA technical manager.

About the Author

John Hitch | Editor-in-chief, Fleet Maintenance

John Hitch is the editor-in-chief of Fleet Maintenance, where his mission is to provide maintenance management and technicians with the the latest information on the tools and strategies to keep their fleets' commercial vehicles moving.

He is based out of Cleveland, Ohio, and has worked in the B2B journalism space for more than a decade.

Hitch was previously senior editor for FleetOwner, and covers everything related to trucking and commercial vehicle equipment, including breaking news, the latest trends and best practices. He previously wrote about manufacturing and advanced technology for IndustryWeek and New Equipment Digest.

Prior to that he was editor for Kent State University's student magazine, The Burr, and a freelancer for Cleveland Magazine. He is an award-winning journalist and former sonar technician, where he served honorably aboard the fast-attack submarine USS Oklahoma City (SSN-723).

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