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What Are ADAS?

Are you curious about ADAS? Are you unsure of what it is or want to know about how to get service for your new ADAS vehicle near Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario? We can help.

What does ADAS stand for?

ADAS is an auto industry acronym that stands for “advanced driver-assisted systems”. These programs are increasingly popular. They use electronic technologies to assist human drivers drive and park their vehicles.

How do ADAS work?

ADAS can increase safety via a safe human-machine interface. ADAS utilizes automated technology, including sensors and cameras, to detect nearby obstacles or driver errors, and respond accordingly. ADAS use motion sensors to detect other vehicles and people coming up from behind or along side your vehicle. This means if a motorcyclist speeds up beside you from your blind spot, your ADAS can detect them and alert you, and even prevent you from steering your vehicle into the motorcyclist’s path.

Why do so many vehicles have ADAS now?

We all like to think of ourselves as good drivers, but everybody makes mistakes. You might have washed 1,000 dishes in your life, but that doesn’t mean you don’t drop a plate every once in a while. Unfortunately, with driving, a simple honest mistake can have terrible consequences.

Because most road accidents are caused by human error. ADAS can help when drivers make a slight mistake. These systems can automate, adapt, and enhance vehicle technology for safer and better driving. ADAS are relatively new, but they are not unproven. They have been demonstrated to reduce road fatalities.

What features do ADAS provide?

ADAS offer a variety of features designed to avoid collisions by offering technologies that alert drivers to problems, implementing safeguards, and even taking control of the vehicle in crucial circumstances. This idea unnerves some drivers, as does fully-automated driving, but this isn’t that. ADAS will only take control of vehicles to avoid an impending collision.

Adaptive features of ADAS can include automated lighting, cruise control, collision-avoidance, and even incorporate satellite navigation to provide traffic warnings. ADAS can assist in lane changes, making sure you’re properly centred in your lane.

Are ADAS vehicles difficult to service and repair?

Yes and no. For qualified technicians, ADAS vehicles are no more difficult to repair than vehicles without any kind of ADAS. However, this is only true if these technicians have access to the right equipment. Modern vehicles are highly computerized. These vehicles can’t be fully-serviced with the tools your grandparents’ mechanic had.

Auto garages need modern equipment and technicians knowledgeable and skilled in using this new equipment to be able to service ADAS vehicles. AutoNiche is one such auto garage. We have all the technology—and the great technicians—to allow us to service and repair ADAS vehicles near Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario.

AutoNiche offers ADAS vehicle repair and maintenance near Whitchurch-Stouffville

There’s no need to keep searching for ADAS vehicle service near Whitchurch-Stouffville. AutoNiche uses our expertise and cutting-edge technology to service ADAS vehicles. And of course, we offer many other car repairs and auto services.

If you would like to book an appointment for ADAS vehicle service, or another service, please click here. To learn more about ADAS vehicles, or any of our other services, please contact us via our website or call us at 905-205-0228.

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