ADAS Calibration Targets

Jason Instructor Nanticoke, Pennsylvania Posted   Latest  

With all the discussion around ADAS systems that are currently out and new ones being released frequently, I am looking at getting involved with calibration training at my school. Are there any shops out there using aftermarket calibration targets, scan tools? If so where did you purchase them through and can you give a review on them? Also I would love to hear a discussion from industry if this is something I should be offering to my students/local industry? Obviously liability is a huge concern on properly calibrated systems. 

James Diagnostician
Bishop, Georgia
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yes Sir !

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Jaxon Technical Support Specialist
Stafford Heights, Australia
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Yes, I am also keen for up to date information regarding ADAS

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Donny Owner/Technician
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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Jason the guys at CTI have been testing equipment . OTC has some as well send me a note and I will connect you.

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Randy Curriculum Developer
Raleigh, North Carolina
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Jason, We have been researching aftermarket systems and so far the results have been positive. I will be able to share more details later in the year. As to the liability question the industry debate has been OE vs. aftermarket for both scan tools and targets. I will suggest that the liability should revolve around process and procedure, not logos on the tools. Several conversations with those

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Michael Mobile Technician
Hudson, New Hampshire
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The insurance industry also agreed with the John Eagle case, until they lost miserably in court and left people with disabilities. OE equipment is not just a logo on a tool, it is an APPROVED tool for the job. Service info has yet to dictate an aftermarket piece of equipment that is to the standards of the proper tool. It realy bothers me people are always looking for an aftermarket solution

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Jason Instructor
Nanticoke, Pennsylvania
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The idea of an aftermarket solution is based off of many factors. First and foremost for most shops/educational fields will be the cost of aftermarket vs. OE. If there is an aftermarket solution that will handle multiple vehicle lines as compared to the OE where that tool is now only good for that vehicle than it would be in most shops best interest to invest in the multiple use tool. Secondly

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Michael Mobile Technician
Hudson, New Hampshire
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J-2534 is mandated by the EPA, and there are some manufacturers embrace it, others make the tool miserable and function poorly. If aftermarket tools become approved, that is one thing. Until then, why are students being taught to not follow OE procedures, including equipment? Why are these systems being taught without proper tooling? Perhaps it should be taught as theory until either approved

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