Monday, 17 May 2021 19:13

AASP/NJ Members Gain Insight into Impact of ADAS at Membership Meeting


...the vehicle’s path and the objects in front of it. If they are even the slightest bit off, the direction of the steering will be affected.


“All of these systems are based on a vehicle that is square and pointing straight down the road, with all of its wheels pointing forward in a geometric center line. If it went down the road with the steering pointed to the left, my steering would be off, so you need to set the thrust line first. If it goes down the road like this, it’d be ‘dog tracking,’ taking up more lane and pointed in the wrong direction. It’s an extremely important component, which is why alignment has to be done properly.”


Kelley suggested repairers should also keep in mind many customers are likely unaware of the capabilities of the ADAS equipment in their vehicles.


“Educate your customers. Run clinics to educate them. They really don’t have a grasp on what they are being sold. You have to know these systems, and your technicians have to be educated as well.”


AASP/NJ President Jerry McNee expressed how important it is members continue to stay involved in what is going on in the industry and learn as much as they can about ADAS and other technologies.

“If you say you are fixing cars correctly, you have to have all your bases covered. There is no other way around it.”


For more information on AASP/NJ, visit aaspnj.org.


Source: AASP/NJ


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