ADAS Calibration

ADAS Calibration

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS for short, is the collective name given to describe a growing range of vehicle features that help boost car and driver safety. ADAS checks things such as braking, speed and steering tasks, then either automatically takes action or sends an alert to the driver.

These systems include, but are not limited to, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning and Road Sign Detection, all of which use a series of cameras to detect the position of the vehicle and other road obstacles. ADAS systems require recalibration after certain vehicle maintenance and repairs are carried out in order to continue to work effectively.

ADAS Calibration at Kwik Fit

Kwik Fit are proud to be able to offer ADAS calibration service at selected centres, where our equipment is capable of calibrating vehicles fitted with LiDAR/RADAR and Camera detection. If you require ADAS calibration please contact your local centre to check if your vehicle is suitable.

Find your nearest Kwik Fit ADAS Calibration centre

Depending on the make and model and the ADAS technology installed, the vehicle may require a static or dynamic calibration.

Static ADAS Calibration

Static Calibration involves adjusting the various ADAS cameras and sensors whilst the vehicle is stationary. It must be performed in a controlled environment using specialist equipment. Many Kwik Fit centres are now fitted with such equipment. The map below shows all Kwik Fit locations where static ADAS calibration can be carried out.

Dynamic ADAS Calibration

Dynamic calibration involves adjusting the sensors and cameras whilst the vehicle is in motion i.e. during a road test. 

If your vehicle requires dynamic ADAS calibration, this can be completed at any Kwik Fit centre with Hunter alignment equipment installed. The following locations on the map can assist with dynamic calibration.

Does my vehicle need static or dynamic ADAS Calibration?

For information as to which type of calibration you require for your ADAS systems, refer to your vehicle handbook. If you are still unsure, speak to your local Kwik Fit centre who will be happy to assist.

Kwik fit technician using ADAS calibrator

What is ADAS?

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) combine a multitude of individual sensors and software systems, partnered with steering, suspension, braking and powertrain systems to create a safety blanket around your vehicle.

ADAS equipped vehicles have long and short ranging detection systems by use of LiDAR (Light Detection and ranging) and RADAR (radio detection and ranging) as well as cameras so any object, moving or stationary, can be ‘seen’ by the vehicle as it travels along the road. Specialist software designed for these vehicles enables all these detection systems to be used seamlessly giving the driver assistance features that identify hazards on their journey, either by warning the driver or by taking automatic action to prevent an incident.

What are the different ADAS systems?

ADAS covers a wide range of driver assistance systems. Each type of ADAS may have a slightly different name depending on the manufacturer, but some of the key types include:

Adaptive Cruise Control

Despite cruise control being first introduced as early as the 1940’s it has seen some high-tech advantages in recent years. Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) can sustain a set speed, like traditional cruise control, but can adjust this speed based on traffic movement, too. Cars fitted with ACC will use radar, or sometimes cameras, to detect obstacles and other vehicles nearby and automatically accelerate or decelerate accordingly.

Autonomous Emergency Braking

As with ACC, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) works via sensors that scour the road ahead for obstacles. ACC and AEB will often share the same sensors, although some systems include cameras that can see cyclists and pedestrians at the edge of the road. The AEB system will then warn of the approaching hazard with dashboard lights and an alarm, before operating all-out braking force if you don’t react.

Forward Collision Warning

Like Autonomous Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning or FCW detect potential obstacles in the road ahead and alert you with a warning on the dashboard. Some FCW systems also assist the driver such as by boosting the braking input to increase the likelihood of avoiding an accident. The main difference between the two systems is that the driver has to take initial action and respond to the warning with FCW whereas AEB systems take action automatically.

ADAS sensor tracks pedestrian

Lane Departure Warning

This technology is already fitted in many newer vehicles. However, it is being further improved to make sure that cars aren’t steered out of the lane they’re in. In some situations, an alert (i.e. a pulse through the steering wheel) is given to the driver and in other instances; the vehicle will lightly steer to keep the car in the lane. This is known as Lane Keep Assist Systems or LKAS. This is especially useful on dual carriageways and motorways where driving can become monotonous.

Blind Spot Detection

Blind spot detection is already accessible in various forms. This can be as straightforward as a light on the wing mirror that shows that a vehicle is sitting in your blind spot. Other blind spot detection features stop you from driving into another lane if there’s a chance you’ll hit a vehicle you can’t see. This is especially beneficial for drivers with limited mobility who can’t physically turn around to check their blind spots.

Road Sign Detection

A road sign detection system has a forward-facing camera which searches the road ahead for road signs. This camera is hooked up to character recognition software which reads any changes illustrated by the sign. It then relays this on to the vehicle’s instrument panel. The data stays there until any changes occur.

So, if you’re uncertain of the speed limit, all you have to do is look at the information that the car observes. This might seem quite basic, but the technology might stop you from inadvertently speeding and encourages you to keep your eyes on the road.

Park Assist

This was once a feature only seen with ‘premium’ brand cars, but park assist, or automatic parking, is increasingly being made available to all manufacturers. We have all faced parking challenges, and parallel parking, in particular, can cause a lot of stress! Self-Parking technology goes one step ahead of technology such as parking sensors by discovering spaces, and then—with some help from the driver—parking your vehicle into that space for you.

What is ADAS Calibration and why is it important?

There are two main types of ADAS calibrations, they are Static Calibration and Dynamic Calibration.

Static ADAS calibrations can be completed within the workshop using specialist equipment and starts by establishing the vehicle thrust line by checking the wheel alignment and making any necessary adjustments. Special aiming targets are then positioned relative to the thrust vector of the vehicle. The vehicle’s sensors are then calibrated to the correct position using diagnostic tools. In some cases these vehicles may require a confirmatory road test or Dynamic follow-up calibration to ensure the sensors are operating correctly.

Dynamic ADAS calibrations are carried out on the road by trained technicians where the vehicle is driven, usually between 15-30 minutes, on relatively straight roads whilst maintaining an average speed until the vehicle calibration is complete.

“Whenever a sensor, or the vehicle parts it’s fitted to, is replaced there is a risk that the sensor may no longer be calibrated. That may lead to improper operation of the systems by the vehicle. This may be a minor irritation, such as the headlights no longer dipping when they ought, or the windscreen wipers failing to detect rain, through to inappropriate function – or lack of function – of safety-critical systems.”

The Institute of the Motor Industry

Kwik Fit technician using Bosch KTS350 to calibrate ADAS

Why Use ADAS?

Over the years, vehicles have been designed to be increasingly safe in the event of an accident. Passive safety features have been added, from seat belts and airbags able to protect passengers in the case of an accident, as well as active safety systems such as ABS and stability control helping to avoid incidents if the driver is alert.

Unfortunately, accidents do still occur and in most of these situations human error is to blame. A 2017 study by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents found that human error is a factor in 95% of all road accidents.

This is where ADAS can play a crucial role, not only can this offer convenience and added comfort for the driver but it can also assist the driver in certain situations to reduce fatigue and lower the risk of accidents that would occur through human error. It is important, however, to remember that these systems are in place to assist the driver, not to take control. It is vital as a driver that you keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road at all times.

What does ADAS mean for Car Maintenance?

The increase in complexity does come with additional maintenance for vehicles fitted with ADAS. The advanced systems use hardware such as radar, ultrasonic sensors, cameras or in some cases a combination, which will all require calibration after certain work or repairs have been performed. Examples of work that will require ADAS calibration include:

It is also vital that whenever ADAS is calibrated then four wheel alignment must also be checked and corrected if necessary. If the wheels aren’t aligned correctly then the vehicle will not be travelling where the electronics think it should be which could cause a fault light or even for the system to fail to operate when needed.

Which Kwik Fit centres can carry out Static ADAS calibration?

The following list of centres all have the specialist equipment available to complete static ADAS Calibrations.

Kwik Fit - Aberdeen - Dyce
Victoria Street
Dyce Aberdeen AB21 7AB
01224 729673
Kwik Fit Plus - Aberdeen - Hutcheon Street
30 Hutcheon Street
Aberdeen AB25 3TB
01224 635341
Kwik Fit - Aberdeen - Market Street
226 South Market Street
Aberdeen AB11 5RH
01224 586376
Kwik Fit - Amesbury
Unit 7 & 8 Helix Trade Park Sun Rise Way
Amesbury SP4 7EY
01980 880887
Kwik Fit - Ashford
Mace Lane
Ashford TN24 8PE
01233 632577
Kwik Fit - Aylesbury
Wynne Jones Centre Walton Road
Aylesbury HP21 7RL
01296 435051
Kwik Fit - Barnsley
Racecommon Road
Barnsley S70 6AB
01226 247623
Kwik Fit Plus - Basildon
Unit 17 Carnival Park Carnival Close
Basildon Essex SS14 3WN
01268 284412
Kwik Fit - Belfast - Upper Newtownards Road
272-274 Upper Newtownards Road
Belfast County Antrim BT4 3EU
02890 471488
Kwik Fit Plus - Bicester
Kings End
Bicester OX26 2AD
01869 322444
Kwik Fit Plus - Birkenhead - Prenton
318 Woodchurch Road
Birkenhead CH42 8PQ
0151 608 4821
Kwik Fit Plus - Birmingham - Holloway Head
67 Holloway Head
Birmingham B1 1NG
0121 643 2078
Kwik Fit - Bishops Stortford
95 South Street
Bishops Stortford CM23 3AL
01279 658110
Kwik Fit - Bracknell - Bagshot Road
Bagshot Road
Bracknell RG12 9SE
01344 421441
Kwik Fit - Bradford - Legrams Lane
Legrams Lane
Bradford BD7 2EB
01274 521215
Kwik Fit Plus - Brentwood
134 London Road
Brentwood CM14 4NS
01277 227602
Kwik Fit Plus - Brighton
120-122 Lewes Road
Brighton BN2 3QB
01273 600791
Kwik Fit Plus - Bristol - Cheltenham Road
156-164 Cheltenham Road
Bristol BS6 5RE
0117 942 7443
Kwik Fit - Bury St Edmunds
Newmarket Road
Bury St Edmunds IP33 3TF
01284 719 445
Kwik Fit - Camberley
570 London Road
Camberley GU15 3UF
01276 675432
Kwik Fit Plus - Canterbury
19 Wincheap
Canterbury CT1 3TB
01227 767575
Kwik Fit - Cardiff - North Road
113-115 North Road
Cardiff CF14 3AD
029 2062 0022
Kwik Fit Plus - Chelmsford
103 New London Road
Chelmsford CM2 0PP
01245 491688
Kwik Fit Plus - Chester
Nicholas Street
Chester CH1 2NX
01244 311677
Kwik Fit Plus - Chichester - St Pancras
151 St. Pancras
Chichester PO19 7SH
01243 784010
Kwik Fit - Chipping Sodbury
Badminton Road Old Sodbury
Chipping Sodbury Bristol BS37 6LL
01454 321556
Kwik Fit - Christchurch
Unit 1 & 2 143-146 Somerford Road
Christchurch BH23 3PY
01202 906502
Kwik Fit - Cirencester
Watermoor Way
Cirencester GL7 1YL
01285 644488
Kwik Fit Plus - Coventry
Foleshill Road Off Cash's Lane
Coventry CV1 4NN
024 7625 1747
Kwik Fit - Dartford
30-32 Westgate Road
Dartford DA1 2AS
01322 222737
Kwik Fit - Durham
St Andrews Trade Park, Unit 1 Dragon Lane
Dragonville Retail Park Durham DH1 2WP
0191 386 9088
Kwik Fit - Edinburgh - Dundee Street
109 Dundee Street
Edinburgh EH11 1AW
0131 229 9878
Kwik Fit Plus - Exeter - Summerlands Street
Summerland Street
Exeter EX1 2AT
01392 411293
Kwik Fit - Farnham
Unit 8 Farnham Trading Estate Water Lane
Farnham GU9 9NP
01252 723773
Kwik Fit Plus - Gillingham - Watling Street
96-100 Watling Street
Gillingham ME7 2YS
01634 280523
Kwik Fit Plus - Glasgow - Anniesland
1815 Great Western Road Anniesland
Glasgow G13 2UX
0141 958 1069
Kwik Fit - Glasgow - Titwood Road
132 Titwood Road
Glasgow G41 4DA
0141 424 4045
Kwik Fit - London - Golders Green - Finchley
1287 Finchley Road Golders Green
London NW11 0BB
020 8455 5699
Kwik Fit - Goole
142-148 Boothferry Road
Goole Humberside DN14 6AG
01405 780260
Kwik Fit - Grantham
Grantham NG31 6NS
01476 590880
Kwik Fit Plus - Gravesend
Rochester Road
Gravesend DA12 2JE
01474 323315
Kwik Fit Plus - Guildford
Slyfield Ind Est. Moorfield Road
Guildford Surrey GU1 1RU
01483 452359
Kwik Fit - Halifax - Pellon Lane
Pellon Lane
Halifax HX1 5QN
01422 359326
Kwik Fit - Hamilton
50 Union Street
Hamilton ML3 6PA
01698 200373
Kwik Fit Plus - Hanley
109 Marsh Street North
Hanley ST1 5QZ
01782 283471
Kwik Fit - Harrogate
19 York Place
Harrogate HG1 1HL
01423 508344
Kwik Fit Plus - High Wycombe - Wycombe Marsh
511 London Road Wycombe Marsh
High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP11 1EP
01494 527722
Kwik Fit Plus - Hitchin - Bedford Road
91 Bedford Road
Hitchin Hertfordshire SG5 2TT
01462 421666
Kwik Fit - Hull - Springbank
103-105 Springbank
Hull HU3 1BH
01482 217596
Kwik Fit - Ipswich - Nacton Road
701 Nacton Road
Ipswich Suffolk IP3 9RZ
01473 723370
Kwik Fit Plus - Knaresborough
Grimbald Crag Road St James Retail Park
Knaresborough HG5 8PY
01423 799500
Kwik Fit - Lancaster
Thurnam Street
Lancaster LA1 1XU
01524 64916
Kwik Fit - Leeds - Chapel Allerton
232 Harrogate Road
Leeds LS7 4QD
0113 266 9333
Kwik Fit - Leeds - Gelderd Road
147 Gelderd Road
Leeds West Yorkshire LS12 6BR
0113 203 5949
Kwik-Fit - Leighton Buzzard
3 Grovebury Road
Leighton Buzzard LU7 4SQ
01525 301200
Kwik Fit - Liverpool - Walton Vale
Rice Lane Walton Vale
Liverpool L9 2BN
0151 521 5550
Kwik Fit Plus - Llandudno
Conwy Road
Llandudno LL30 1DE
01492 860734
Kwik Fit Plus - London - Colindale
Edgware Road Colindale
London NW9 5BE
020 8205 4805
Kwik Fit - London - Old Kent Road
684-698 Old Kent Road
London SE15 1JF
020 7358 9956
Kwik Fit - London - Tottenham
32 Monument Way Tottenham
London N17 9NX
020 8365 1535
Kwik Fit Plus - London - Wandsworth
57 Armoury Way Wandsworth
London SW18 1JZ
020 8871 1364
Kwik Fit - Long Eaton
46-50 Nottingham Road
Long Eaton NG10 2AU
0115 946 3616
Kwik Fit - Luton - Cosgrove Way
32 Cosgrove Way
Luton LU1 1XL
01582 877 066
Kwik Fit - Mansfield
6 Chesterfield Road South
Mansfield NG19 7AD
01623 648348
Kwik Fit - Manvers
Old Doncaster Road Manvers Wath on Dearne
Rotherham S63 7EU
01709 872068
Kwik Fit - Melton Mowbray
18 Park Road
Melton Mowbray LE13 1TT
01664 481148
Kwik Fit Plus - Milton Keynes - Bletchley
Saxon Street
Bletchley MK2 2JP
01908 375581
Kwik Fit - Neath
Gnoll Park Road
Neath SA11 3BT
01639 641666
Kwik Fit - Newcastle - Gosforth
Kenton Road
Gosforth Newcastle NE3 4NB
0191 213 1644
Kwik Fit - Newcastle - Longbenton
Four Lane Ends
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne NE7 7UH
0191 270 1666
Kwik Fit - Newcastle Under Lyme
80 Brunswick Street
Newcastle Under Lyme ST5 1HL
01782 715087
Kwik Fit - Newport
41-60 Clarence Place
Newport NP19 7AB
01633 254936
Kwik Fit - Northallerton
Brompton Road
Northallerton DL6 1DS
01609 779039
Kwik Fit Plus - Northampton
123-133 Bridge Street
Northampton NN1 1QF
01604 633485
Kwik Fit Plus - Norwich - Dereham Road
372 Dereham Road
Norwich NR5 8QE
01603 766499
Kwik Fit - Orpington - Sevenoaks Way
157 Sevenoaks Way
Orpington BR5 3AQ
01689 875785
Kwik Fit - Peterborough- Maskew Avenue
Maskew Avenue
Peterborough PE1 2AS
01733 348847
Kwik Fit - Plymouth - Mutley
125-129 Alexandra Road
Plymouth PL4 7EG
01752 669983
Kwik Fit - Poole - Fernside Road
46 Fernside Road
Poole BH15 2QU
01202 681651
Kwik Fit - Portchester
1B Castle Trading Estate East Street
Portchester PO16 9SE
023 9237 2279
Kwik Fit - Ramsgate
2 West Cliff Road
Ramsgate CT11 9JW
01843 582221
Kwik Fit - Reading - Richfield Avenue
Richfield Avenue 1 Tessa Road
Reading RG1 8EQ
01189 568012
Kwik Fit - Redruth
Agar Road Illogan Highway
Redruth TR15 3ED
01209 313101
Kwik Fit - Rochdale
Whitworth Road
Rochdale OL12 0QX
01706 658 025
Kwik Fit - Romford
83 London Road
Romford RM7 9QD
01708 742217
Kwik Fit - Scunthorpe - Brumby Wood Lane
5 Brumby Wood Lane
Scunthorpe DN17 1AA
01724 289666
Kwik Fit - Sheffield - Hillsborough
900 Penistone Road
Sheffield S6 2DL
0114 285 4595
Kwik Fit - Shirley
568 Stratford Road
Shirley B90 4AY
0121 744 1289
Kwik Fit - Shrewsbury - Featherbed Lane
Featherbed Lane
Shrewsbury Shropshire SY1 4NJ
01743 539555
Kwik Fit - Skipton
Carleton New Road
Skipton BD23 1RT
01756 796099
Kwik Fit Plus - Slough - Bath Road
1 Bath Road
Slough SL1 3UA
01753 528414
Kwik Fit Plus - South Ruislip
553 Victoria Road
South Ruislip HA4 0QF
020 8842 1371
Kwik Fit Plus - Stafford
Lichfield Road
Stafford ST17 4JZ
01785 241501
Kwik Fit - Stirling - Craigs Roundabout
Craigs Roundabout
Stirling FK7 7PE
01786 473515
Kwik Fit - Stockport - Heaton Lane
179 Heaton Lane
Stockport SK4 1AR
0161 474 7568
Kwik Fit - Stockton-On-Tees
Yarm Lane
Stockton-On-Tees TS18 1LB
01642 605172
Kwik Fit - Stowmarket
Block A Atex Business Park
Stowmarket IP14 5XE
01449 700784
Kwik Fit - Stratford-Upon-Avon
Guild Street Warwick Road
Stratford Upon Avon CV37 6RP
01789 415855
Kwik Fit - Sunderland - Borough Road
44 Borough Road
Sunderland SR1 1PL
0191 567 5747
Kwik Fit Plus - Surbiton
81-87 Brighton Road
Surbiton KT6 5NF
020 8390 9327
Kwik Fit - Swindon - Lynton Road
Unit 3 Lynton Road Cheney Manor Industrial Estate
Swindon SN2 2QJ
01793 685805
Kwik Fit - Tamworth - Lichfield Road Industrial Estate
113 Mariner Lichfield Road Industrial Estate
Tamworth B79 7UL
01827 59699
Kwik Fit Plus - Telford
Stafford Park 4
Telford TF3 3BA
01952 291900
Kwik Fit Plus - Tonbridge - Vale Road
75 Vale Road
Tonbridge TN9 1SH
01732 350955
Kwik Fit - Uxbridge
1 Wellington Road
Uxbridge UB8 2AP
01895 259966
Kwik Fit - Wakefield - Ings Road
24 Ings Road
Wakefield WF1 1DZ
01924 374758
Kwik Fit - Wilmslow
Station Road
Wilmslow SK9 1BU
01625 524477
Kwik Fit - Wokingham
127 Reading Road
Wokingham RG41 1HD
01189 790572
Kwik Fit - Wolverhampton - Stafford Road
80 Stafford Road
Wolverhampton West Midlands WV10 6JF
01902 313393
Kwik Fit - Worcester - City Walls
Carden Street
Worcester WR1 2AT
01905 24171
Kwik Fit - Worthing
26 Teville Road
Worthing BN11 1UG
01903 217121
Kwik Fit Plus - York - Foss Islands Road
Foss Islands Road
York YO31 7UL
01904 627238

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