Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

While many have noticed that advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are showing up on vehicles, there still is confusion on what is required of these systems after a collision occurs. The Ask I-CAR team frequently gets questions in regard to calibration of ADAS. Many of these questions can be answered simply by searching the OEM Calibration Requirements Search. However, there are some questions that may need more detail than the calibration search provides. Let’s take a look at the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado ADAS.

For 2019, the Silverado has available 360° camera view, collision warning, collision braking, blind spot detection, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, rear view, park assist, and rear cross traffic. This means that there is a large array of cameras and sensors that collision repairers will need to be aware of, many of which will require calibrations. Information for when these calibrations are required can be found in the vehicle specific repair information, and also on the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado OEM Calibration Requirements Search page.

Located in the front bumper are four ultrasonic parking assist sensors. In addition, there are four more sensors located in the rear bumper. These sensors collect and send information to the park assist system. Calibration is not required for these sensors.

Under the Chevrolet emblem on the front grill, is one of the cameras for the 360° camera view system. There is also a camera under each of the exterior rearview mirrors, and a camera located in the rear tailgate handle. The tailgate handle camera is also used for the rear view system. These cameras do require calibration; however, these calibrations are performed automatically when the ignition is cycled on.

Above the rearview mirror, there is a forward-facing camera. This camera gives input to several systems including the collision warning, collision braking, lane keep assist, and lane departure warning systems. This camera will require calibration after certain events.

Behind the rear bumper, one on each end, are radar sensors. The rear bumper has an opening for a plastic step on each end. The radar sensors are located behind these plastic steps because the steel bumper would interfere with the radar sensors signal. These sensors give information to both the blind spot detection and rear cross traffic systems. Calibration is not required for these sensors.

Additional I-CAR Collision Repair News you may find helpful:
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Collision Information Website Access: General Motors
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