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Bosch DAS 1000 calibration set: professional adjustment of sensors and cameras of driver assistance systems

Heiderose Dreiner

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Additional potential revenues for automotive workshops

  • Rapid increase in use of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in new cars
  • Sensor calibration required even after minor repairs, maintenance or service tasks
  • Expanded set with calibration targets for almost all European, Japanese and Korean makes
  • Bosch supports workshops with professional calibration tools, know-how and intelligent workshop software

Today, an increasing number of new cars is equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Bosch estimates that more than half of all cars first registered in 2017 came with at least one driver assistance system. And yet, the equipment level is expected to continue rising significantly until 2020. Concomitantly, the number of assistance functions will increase, too. All of this will have a significant influence on everyday work at automotive workshops. Even in case of minor repairs, maintenance and servicing, post-accident crash repairs or windshield replacement, radar and ultrasonic sensors as well as camera systems need to be readjusted. This includes accurate calibration in line with the vehicle’s geometric driving axle. The same applies to any repair task concerning drivetrain, wheel alignment or tuning measures in case it has any influence on the vehicle axles or height. Such modifications often make previous sensor settings useless thus demanding readjustment. Even minor misalignment results in error messages and causes the failure of the assistance systems affected.

Different calibration targets turn the Bosch DAS 1000 calibration set into a multi-brand tool

Sensor and camera calibration provides automotive workshops with new opportunities to generate additional revenue. However, this requires proper know-how, manufacturer information on sensors and camera systems as well as the appropriate workshop equipment. By means of its DAS 1000 calibration set, Bosch offers an ADAS workshop tool allowing accurate adjustment of radar sensors and cameras of driver assistance systems. Originally developed for vehicles produced by the VW group, the significantly expanded system with different calibration targets can now be used for almost all European, Japanese and Korean makes.

For this purpose, the calibration targets are connected to the SCT 1415 adjustment bar allowing highly accurate adjustment and making the calibration set a universally applicable multi-brand tool. For the exact determination of the geometric driving axle, the robust calibration set can be combined with Bosch FWA 4650+ 3D or Bosch FWA 4455 CCD wheel-alignment systems. In an easily understood step-by-step manner, a special FWA-software program guides the operator across proper positioning of the measurement device.

In case the device is only meant to be used for camera calibration, for instance at a glass service specialist workshop, Bosch also offers a basic version in line with the manufacturer specifications. For this purpose, the calibration set is complemented by a laser module for the alignment towards the vehicle’s longitudinal center line and the SCT 415 front-camera calibration device.

Bosch Esitronic 2.0 workshop software completes the ADAS calibration equipment. It provides users with several vehicle-specific calibration and adjustment routines for radar/camera-based assistance systems as well as for intelligent lighting systems. Workshops are thus supplied with data and training methods for the sensor adjustment on all common vehicle models on the market.

Thorough preparation and professional tools ensure success

As a prerequisite for successful calibration of ADAS systems, workshops are to meticulously comply with the most diverse manufacturer specifications. Professional calibration systems approved by the manufacturers, such as Bosch DAS 1000, FWA software or Esitronic workshop software, provide optimum support for mechatronics – throughout the complete calibration procedure.

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Heiderose Dreiner
Phone: +49 721 942-3145

The Automotive Aftermarket division (AA) provides the aftermarket and repair shops worldwide with modern diagnostic and repair shop equipment and a wide range of spare parts – from new and exchange parts to repair solutions – for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. Its product portfolio includes products made as Bosch original equipment, as well as aftermarket products and services developed and manufactured in-house. About 14,000 associates in more than 150 countries, as well as a global logistics network, ensure that spare parts reach customers quickly and on time. AA supplies testing and repair-shop technology, diagnostic software, service training, and information services. In addition, the division is responsible for the “Bosch Service” repair-shop franchise, one of the world’s largest independent chains of repair-shops, with some 15,000 workshops, and more than 1,000 “AutoCrew” partners.

Additional information can be accessed at www.bosch-automotive-aftermarket.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

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