IIHS's ADAS Search Tool

IIHS's ADAS Search Tool

Vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) change the repair process before they even enter the repair facility. Knowing what systems the vehicle maybe equipped with will keep you ahead of the game when it comes to laying out your repair process. There are many different ways of figuring out what ADAS the vehicle may be equipped with, but a tool on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) website can help simplify this.

The IIHS website houses a ton of information, including videos showing how different ADAS can work. One particular feature can be very helpful to an estimator to identify if a vehicle has ADAS. The “Crash Avoidance Features by Make and Model” search will tell you if certain ADAS are standard, optional, or not available from the factory. The systems identified are collision warning, collision braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, adaptive headlights, and blind spot detection. You are able to search as far back as 2001, when only a handful of OEMs were using this technology.

After using this tool, we have found that the year 2018 brought many OEMs to making many of these ADAS standard, especially collision warning and braking. Some OEMs, such as Toyota, have made collision braking standard for their entire lineup for 2018. This means if you repair a Toyota, and you probably will, it will have either a radar behind the bumper cover or a camera near the rearview mirror. Depending on the repair, you may have to calibrate the sensor and/or the camera. Identifying ADAS early on can improve cycle times and workflow by avoiding last minute calibration delays.