Friday, 16 June 2017 14:51

Do You Know Your Terms? Scanning, ESC, SAS and ADAS

Written by Toby Chess


Why is this important?


Many of the ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) work off of a zero thrust angle on the rear suspension. Not having a zero thrust line will cause the vehicles radar to read different than it is suppose to.


hunter engineering thrustline


So next time an adjuster wants only a two alignment and you comply, you could put your customer in a very compromising situation that they are not aware of risks. You are the professional. Do not put your customer’s safety in jeopardy because an insurance adjuster wants to save a buck. 


What other ADAS systems involve a ESC/SAS?


Here you go. Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Parking, Blind Spot Monitor, Forward Collision Warning, Hill Descent Control, Lane Departure Warning, and Adaptive Headlamps to name a few. Again, all these systems are tied into the ECS/SAS. 


Let’s shift gears and take a look at the scanning process as it relates to collision repair.


 panel repair scanning toby chess


You are removing a door trim panel for paint accessDo you think it will be necessary to perform a scan?