I-CAR Repairers Realm: ADAS Calibrations After Wheel Alignment - Now Available

I-CAR had a discussion on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) calibrations after a wheel alignment.

In February’s episode of Repairers Realm, we delved into ADAS calibration considerations following a wheel alignment. Our panel of experts from Audi and BMW shed light on crucial ADAS components like forward-facing cameras, radars, and steering angle sensors. Learn about the risks associated with neglecting system calibration after a wheel alignment and gain insights into the varying calibration requirements across different vehicle manufacturers.

Questions answered in this episode include:

  • Why does wheel alignment have an affect on cameras and sensors?
  • Why is calibration after a wheel alignment required for radar sensors, and not required for cameras?
  • Does a steering angle sensor need to be calibrated after a wheel alignment?
  • Is calibration still required even if ADAS appears to be operating normally after a wheel alignment?
  • How is Audi’s calibration process unique compared to other OEMs?
  • Is BMW more static or dynamic for ADAS calibration?
  • Why do some BMW sensors require calibration after rear toe adjustment, but not after any front adjustments?
  • How do we know when/if a calibration is required after a wheel alignment on any specific vehicle?
  • Should ADAS calibrations be performed no matter what even if it is not instructed in the service information?
  • How do different wheel and tire packages affect ADAS calibration?
  • Can ADAS appear to function properly even when something is wrong with the sensor or camera?
  • Does steering angle sensor location affect calibration after a wheel alignment?

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