Tuesday, 07 July 2020 22:22

General Motors Posts ADAS Resources

Written by Emmariah Holcomb, glassBYTEs.com


General Motors recently published a guide for auto glass businesses, auto insurers and consumers on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS.)

The document provides a list of available systems and components involved, and when these require a calibration procedure be performed.


“During the course of vehicle diagnosis and repair, part replacement or collision repair, components related to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems may need to be accessed or removed,” a portion of GM’s post reads. “In some cases, a calibration may need to be performed after service to ensure proper operation of the system.”


GM advises industry members to refer to the “appropriate service information document for specific calibration instructions, as well as any additional programming operations needed if the component was replaced.”


The guide specifies the official name, abbreviation and “regular production option” (RPO) code of each ADAS feature. It also explains when calibration would be required and the cause of calibration issues for certain parts.


For front-view windshield cameras, GM states calibration is required if: the windshield was replaced removed or reinstalled, it were removed from the bracket and reinstalled and there was collision repair or airbag deployment.


“SPS programming is required after replacement. Some vehicles will immediately begin calibration after programming, others may require calibration to be started using GDS2. Refer to Service Information for specific programming and calibration instructions after replacement,” a portion of GM’s post reads.


According to GM, if the front-view windshield camera is slow to calibrate or if the calibration will not complete, you should make sure the vehicle is being driven in an area conducive to calibration. An ideal calibration environment, according to GM, is a two-lane divided highway with lane makings on both side of the lane, driving the vehicle between 35 and 56 mph.

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