Calibration of driver assistance systems in under a minute
Stuttgart/Germany, October 19, 2021
- TechPRO® Digital ADAS 2.0 from MAHLE Aftermarket with new functions
- Fully automated calibration process reduces operating time by half compared with the previous model
- Extension of the calibration to all vehicle types supports workshops in expanding the services they can offer
- Available from mid-November
MAHLE Aftermarket speeds up the calibration of driver assistance systems with its new TechPRO® Digital ADAS 2.0. The new, fully automated device completes this operation in half the time of the previous model. In addition, the tool now enables users to calibrate driving assistance systems of all common vehicle models. This allows independent workshops to expand the services they can offer. The new generation of this popular product from MAHLE will be available from mid-November.
“The feedback from our customers on TechPRO® Digital ADAS has been extremely positive—after using it once, you’ll never want to go back to conventional calibration again,” says Olaf Henning, Corporate Executive Vice President and General Manager MAHLE Aftermarket. “With the new 2.0 generation, we’re reducing the calibration time even further and helping workshops to save time.”
When performing a calibration, the preparation takes the most time: finding the right calibration panel, aligning the vehicle, and manually transferring the data to the diagnostic tool. With the first generation of its TechPRO® Digital ADAS, MAHLE had already made the first two steps significantly faster than conventional systems by using digital calibration panels and laser-based system alignment.
With this new generation of devices, all the technician has to do is attach the wheel clamps, place the digital calibration panel in front of the vehicle, and move the laser rangefinders into position. TechPRO® ADAS 2.0 takes care of the rest. MAHLE has developed new rangefinders that measure the distance between the vehicle and the calibration system and transmit it to the diagnostic tool via Bluetooth. For the technician, this means no more reading or typing. This saves time and prevents errors. At the touch of a button, the intelligent system moves the calibration panel into the correct position in front of the camera or sensor fully automatically.
For users in Great Britain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain, the TechPRO® Digital ADAS 2.0 offers additional time savings and simplifies the process even further. In these countries, license plates are directly linked to the vehicle identification number (VIN). After the technician has positioned the vehicle, the calibration tool’s optional camera takes a photo of the license plate and transmits it to the diagnostic tool. This eliminates the need to manually enter the VIN from the vehicle registration document in the diagnostic tool.
A special upgrade kit will be available for workshops that already use a TechPRO® Digital ADAS unit. MAHLE Aftermarket also provides workshops with numerous video tutorials that offer detailed explanations of how to use the unit.
The TechPRO® Digital ADAS can be ordered from specialist retailers or via e-mail from Contact by email.