Episode 98

Thinking About Getting Into ADAS? with Andrew Gonyou [E098]

Matt Fanslow and Andrew Gonyou discuss ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and the process of calibrating them in vehicles. They cover different types of ADAS systems, calibration methods, the equipment needed and the importance of having accurate information and documentation for ADAS calibrations. They also touch on the risks and considerations of using aftermarket tools. Remember, the key to success in ADAS calibrations lies in education, documentation, and adherence to procedures. Stay informed and stay ahead of the curve.

  • The different types of ADAS systems (00:01:38) Explanation of various ADAS systems such as adaptive cruise control, parking aid, blind spot monitoring, and front cross traffic.
  • Static and dynamic calibrations (00:03:42) Explanation of the two types of calibrations used for ADAS systems: static and dynamic
  • The need for calibration after wheel alignment (00:08:22) Discussion on the use of Hunter Net to determine if a car needs calibration after a wheel alignment.
  • Informing customers about calibration costs (00:09:29) Explaining the importance of informing customers about the additional cost of calibration after a wheel alignment.
  • Finding a suitable space for calibrations (00:13:04) Recommendations for having a dedicated space with enough room and suitable lighting for ADAS calibrations.
  • Preference for OE or Aftermarket (00:19:20) Exploration of the pros and cons of using OE or aftermarket calibration systems and the potential risks involved.
  • The Aftermarket Tools and Factory Procedures (00:25:10) Discussion on the use of aftermarket tools in ADAS calibrations and the potential risks involved.
  • Comparing Aftermarket and Factory Procedures (00:26:34) Exploration of the similarities and differences between aftermarket and factory calibration procedures.
  • The importance of documentation (00:33:36) Discussion on the significance of documenting the calibration process and having a copy of the report for both the customer and the collision shop.
  • Issues with aftermarket glass (00:37:08) Exploration of the challenges faced when calibrating ADAS systems with aftermarket glass and the need for OE glass to ensure successful calibrations.
  • Resources for ADAS calibrations (00:40:16) Mention of the MAXISYSADAS.COM website as a resource for determining calibration requirements and the use of ADAS Think, a system that helps identify necessary calibrations based on collision shop estimates.
  • The importance of ADAS calibrations (00:42:17) Discussion on the financial benefits and risk mitigation for collision shops and the need for due diligence in calibrating ADAS systems.
  • Resources for ADAS calibration training (00:44:47) Recommendations for online training, Facebook groups, and tool manufacturers' videos as valuable resources for learning about ADAS calibration.
  • The future of ADAS calibrations (00:46:59) Considerations for a dedicated space, the shift from static to dynamic calibrations, and the potential impact of increasing competition on profitability.

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Matt Fanslow

Matt Fanslow is the diagnostic tech/shop manager at Riverside Automotive in Red Wing, MN. His primary responsibilities are to diagnose driveability and electrical/electronic issues, and perform most all programming, coding, initializing, adoptions, etc. Basically, if it needs to be figured out or has wires, it goes to Matt.

He’s been a tech since 1996. Matt is also a subject matter expert for ASE and has instructed at Vision Hi-Tech Training and Expo. Matt has participated on 18 ASE technical committees for the ASE Practice Test, A6, A7, A8, and L1 tests. He’s also done case studies for Standard Motor Products. Fanslow’s goal is to do everything in his power to improve the overall level of professionalism within the automotive and light truck repair trade and also raise the level of its public image.