Typical Calibration Requirements for 360° Camera View

Shown is the 360° Camera on a 2015 Ford Explorer.
Shown is the 360° Camera on a 2015 Ford Explorer.

Technicians should be aware of what’s required to keep advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) running safely after a collision. Whether that be aiming a camera, which can cause a system to not function as intended, or checking for diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs). For a basic understanding of what’s required, we’ve put together a series of articles that provide general information on what’s required to repair the system after a collision. Let’s take a look at 360° Camera View systems.

The 360° Camera View shows a bird’s-eye view of the vehicles surroundings. This system will utilize multiple cameras in different locations around the vehicle. Cameras can be found in the front bumper/grille, under the side rearview mirrors, and in the deck lid/lift gate/tailgate. Calibration of all of the cameras is normally required after the replacement of any of the cameras. However, some OEMs require calibration when a side mirror is removed, bumper cover is removed, or when a door is removed.

The calibration process is normally a static calibration (in-shop procedure). Large mats are placed on the ground around the vehicle, then a scan tool starts an aiming procedure. Another method for calibration is dynamic calibration (on-road procedure). The aiming procedure is initialized and then the vehicle is driven slowly down the road under certain conditions.

Being informed on these systems is important to a complete, safe, and quality repair. Many consumers are purchasing a certain vehicle specifically for these driver assistance features. The consumer knows the system is on their vehicle and they are relying on it to help keep them safe. Therefore, technicians also need to be aware when driver assistance systems exist and have the knowledge to properly repair the system.

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