Over the past two decades, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have undergone significant changes, revolutionising the way we drive our cars and making them safer. ADAS are electronic systems that help drivers to operate their vehicles more safely by alerting them to potential hazards, controlling vehicle speed, and providing other forms of assistance.
The first ADAS systems were introduced in the late 1990s, and they focused primarily on improving driver visibility by providing assistance with parking, backing up, and changing lanes. These systems relied on cameras and sensors to detect obstacles, and they were often expensive and unreliable. In 2023, ADAS systems have become more advanced and sophisticated. They now include features such as automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning systems, using a combination of cameras, radar, lidar, and even ultrasound to detect and respond to potential hazards in real-time.
One of the biggest impacts of these advanced systems has been on car smash repairs. With the increasing use of ADAS in modern vehicles, repairing a car after an accident has become more complex and challenging. ADAS systems are integrated into the car’s overall design, and they are often interconnected with other systems in the vehicle. Having a smash repairer who knows how ADAS systems interact with the car can be critical in ensuring you remain safe on the road.
For example, if a car’s front bumper is damaged in an accident, the ADAS sensors located in the bumper may also be damaged. Repairing the bumper without properly recalibrating the ADAS sensors can result in the system malfunctioning, which can put drivers and passengers at risk.
Additionally, many ADAS systems require specialised equipment and training to properly repair and recalibrate. This means that not all car smash repair shops are equipped to handle ADAS repairs. Proper equipment and training on how to use it is required to make repairs to many modern cars, ensuring they are roadworthy and safe for you.
Despite these challenges, the benefits of ADAS systems in terms of safety and convenience cannot be ignored. According to America’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), ADAS technologies have the potential to prevent or reduce the severity of up to 94% of all car accidents caused by human error.
As ADAS systems continue to evolve and become more prevalent in new vehicles, finding the right smash repairer is key to ensuring you can continue relying on the safety and convenience provided by ADAS technologies in your vehicle.
Parramatta Smash Repairs is the leading prestige smash repairer in Sydney, and understand the difficulties ADAS Smash repairs can have. Our team works closely with luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Mini, Lexus, Subaru and more to ensure we have the proper equipment and training for the latest advancements in ADAS. If you’ve been involved in an accident and are looking for smash repairs near you, we’d love to speak with you! Give us a call at (02) 9630 7200 or fill out our Contact Us Form 24/7. We will get your vehicle back on the road and with the correct ADAS repairs efficiently and painlessly.