Video: ADAS Overview & Demonstration of Camera Calibration - 2018 Toyota Camry

Randy Curriculum Developer Raleigh, North Carolina Posted   Latest   Edited  
Demonstration
CTI - Carquest Technical Institute
Autonomous Vehicles
2018 Toyota Camry XLE 2.5L (A25A-FKS) 8-spd (UA80E)
Adas
Camera Calibration
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By now It's likely that you've already performed services on vehicles equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Additionally, it's possible that one of these services and or repairs resulted in having an impact in the way these systems work. 

Are you aware of the potential service challenges these systems present? All OE’s today are embracing ADAS as part of their technology offerings. At … (CTI), our mission is to provide education and knowledge in order to promote awareness leading to professional services delivered day in and day out. This is why we feel that all professional service technicians should possess a thorough understanding of the operation and service needs of these advanced systems. With the right information and knowledge, one can prevent the unintended negative effects of common services like alignment and brake repair. 

I recently worked with Diagnostic Network in creating the following video. Please join us as we provide an overview of ADAS and walk through a common sensor calibration on this 2018 Toyota Camry.

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James Diagnostician
Bishop, Georgia
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Thanks for this

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Charlie Owner/Technician
Burbank, Illinois
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Thanks,Randy! Great video!

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Chris Technician
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Great info and video Randy! I am quite curious how many people are taking that big step to purchase one of these setups. I just did some quick searching and the master kit is 20-25K. Clearly ADAS isn't going any where so everyone is going to have to setup a play some how. I saw in Autels FEQ someone ask what the average charge for calibrating these systems was. And I thought it was a little off

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Randy Curriculum Developer
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All good considerations Chris. ROI is going to be the big question for shops to answer. That includes equipment, training and bay area/quality in the shop. I have seen some aftermarket SI systems already publishing labor times. The thing to remember that all calibrations are different in regards to equipment and time needed. Some dynamic calibrations are only a 20-30 minute drive with a scan

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Bob Owner/Technician
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If I had a current heavy demand for this service that investment might make sense but I can't help thinking that in the near future many of these systems will become self calibrating. The technology changes so rapidly now and the tooling does also. I would hate to invest 25k today thinking I will use this for years to come only to find out in a year or 2 that the system becomes obsolete.

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Randy Curriculum Developer
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Definitely a valid concern. Self calibration is expected to be in our future but even if it happened today that still leaves 5-7 year spread of vehicles that will still need targeted calibrations. Not arguing your point because it's a good one. Just one more piece of the ROI puzzle.

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Bob Owner/Technician
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It seems like the ROI puzzle is a fast moving target these days. Never a dull moment!

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Dean Owner
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Randy, Where does the liability land? I see your utilizing an aftermarket tool and Target, versus OEM, as outlined in service information, that you mentioned must be followed. Just curious what your opinion is.

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You asked for my opinion and the following is just that, my opinion... Liability is a very hot topic today and should be. My opinion is that correct target size, contrast and surface texture is a necessity. Toyota provides their camera target as a PDF in service information, as an example. It’s up to the user to scale and insure that the quality is good. As to scan tools, a calibration is a

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Mike Mobile Technician
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Great video Randy! The SI for these calibrations is often pretty fuzzy so having a visual is incredibly helpful. Toyota seems to be the only one that allows inputs to be entered correct? I haven't done the research yet but I am told that some of the aftermarket tools change the values and target placement on some of these. Have you seen any examples of this? I also wonder if you had any

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Randy Curriculum Developer
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Toyota is not the only OE that has measurements in the operation. Audi requires that you enter ride height measured from the top of the wheel well on each corner. Toyota’s measurements are stored in memory and can be review and changed to match OE specs if needed. I have only once seen a Camry that needed to have the specs tweaked. This can be done in a menu item seperate from the actual

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Mike Mobile Technician
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I am curious how the Camry needed the spec tweaked Specifically, how did you know they needed tweaked and how did you determine how change them or was it all provided in the tool. I am really curious how things like ride height (height of the camera) can effect the system as it sees the road. On the topic of thrust angle, I know Audi is recommending alignments prior to some calibrations but I

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Randy Curriculum Developer
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Simply put, if thrust angle is incorrect when using body centerline as reference the calibration will be "successful" as reported on the scan tool but in operation the camera will not be pointed straight ahead. About 63 inches off for every degree at 100 yards, in fact. Without the variables such as ride height and thrust angle taken into consideration the "successful" calibration will, in fact…

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Rick Technical Support Specialist
Saint Charles, Missouri
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Randy, Nice job. Well done. Thank You

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Steven Technician
Huntington Beach, California
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Great Video Randy! Based on your research have you found any types of equipment to have stand out advantages?

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Randy Curriculum Developer
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It's been a long standing standard for CTI to not promote a particular brand of equipment or part. I will say that there are several aftermarket systems where none existed a couple of years ago and many more on the way. Targeting, scan tools and remote options.

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Cliff Diagnostician
Santa Maria, California
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Randy you guys did an amazing job on this video!! What was the actual setup time on the floor? That is what looks to be the most time consuming part of the demonstration presented.

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Randy Curriculum Developer
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Once you have done a few 30-40 min complete. The Toyota TSB shown in another post shows some alternative methods that make it more efficient while maintaining a high degree of accuracy. The filming, however, took about 12 hours +. It was a real learning experience working with Scott’s professional production team.

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