Pedestrian Detection ADAS Calibration
Pedestrian fatalities are on the rise over the past decade, according to Consumer Reports. One way major vehicle manufacturers are working to lower this statistic is by incorporating pedestrian detection systems as part of their Advanced Drivers Assistance System (ADAS) packages. A pedestrian detection system will use advanced sensors to detect human movements and alert the driver of a possible accident.
Pedestrian detection systems must be properly calibrated with your ADAS cameras to work as designed. This article will explain how a pedestrian detection system works and when you should have it calibrated with your ADAS.
How Do Pedestrian Detection Systems Work?
Pedestrian detection uses sensors, cameras, and radars to scan a vehicle’s surroundings and look for objects and pedestrians that may cross the vehicle’s path. These sensors, cameras, and radars are often mounted onto the windshield or rearview mirrors. When the pedestrian detection system detects human movement, the system will alert the driver to slow down. Some systems may even work with emergency braking systems to automatically stop the vehicle under a certain speed, typically 25 mph.
Tips For Using Pedestrian Detection
Pedestrian detection is not a replacement for being an attentive driver. These systems are more effective at slower speeds and may not always be able to prevent a collision, but this feature can help reduce the speed to make impacts more survivable. You should always scan the road ahead of you rather than fixating on the few cars ahead. It’s essential to understand how your vehicle’s pedestrian detection features work so that you can react accordingly if needed. Keep in mind that twilight and dusk may negatively impact this feature, so you should be extra careful when driving at night.
When To Have Pedestrian Detection Recalibrated With ADAS
Pedestrian detection relies heavily on the feedback from sensors, cameras, and radars, as mentioned above. This feedback is recorded and shared with the vehicle’s Advanced Safety System, so it’s absolutely necessary that the cameras and sensors be calibrated correctly. When not properly calibrated, your safety system will be running on inaccurate information. This can cause your systems to malfunction.
ADAS calibration will be needed anytime adjustments are made to these sensors, cameras, and radars. This includes recalibrating after a replacement windshield is installed, as well as after a fault code, a disconnect, or possibly after a change of suspension or wheel alignment.
ADAS Calibration with Insight Vehicle Calibration
The technicians at Insight Vehicle Calibration are experts in the state-of-the-art recalibration of vehicles ADAS Systems. ADAS recalibration is important for driver safety and should be seriously considered following pedestrian detection repair, or other services that impact ADAS. Our primary objective is to ensure the proper functionality of a vehicle’s ADAS configurations so that you can drive with confidence in these features. We have the technology and experience to perform ADAS calibration on any vehicle make and model. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.