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Bosch digital process halves the time taken to set up calibration devices for driver assistance systems

New module for the Bosch DAS 3000 for recalibration of lateral and rear radar sensors.

  • ADAS One Solution software makes vehicle preconditioning and the precise positioning of calibration boards around the vehicle easier and faster
  • Special image-processing algorithms in the camera-based software ensure the exact positioning of the target
  • New module aids servicing work and recalibration of lane-change and crossing assist functions
Nico Krespach

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Plochingen, Germany – When servicing and repairing modern passenger cars, workshops are ever more frequently having to readjust the camera systems and sensors of various driver assistance systems. For this purpose, Bosch has developed the DAS 3000 calibration and adjustment device, which allows assistance systems to be precisely calibrated in several steps. The most time-consuming process is target positioning, where the calibration device is precisely and correctly aligned with the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications. The DAS 3000 now features ADAS One Solution, a new software that reduces the time taken for this by more than 50 percent compared with conventional measurement methods using a tape measure or laser. In addition, the user interface has been further improved, so that both experienced users and novices can navigate complex calibration processes without any difficulty. For workshops, this means a significant gain in quality, time, and efficiency.

Simple calibration process thanks to Bosch calibration systems

The integrated cameras in the Bosch calibration device are aligned with reference points and boards on the vehicle. Once the vehicle type has been selected, Bosch’s workshop software, Esitronic 2.0 online, which is connected with the positioning software, indicates which driver assistance systems and sensors are installed in the vehicle. The workflows and settings for the calibration process of each individual sensor are stored in the software. Once the sensor to be adjusted has been selected, the first step is to precondition the vehicle. Following that, a switch is made to the ADAS One Solution application, which is embedded in the Esitronic wizard. Using the vehicle and control-unit information gathered by Esitronic, the specific values for setting up the calibration board are also generated. The positioning software then guides users through the calibration board setup process, with graphic animations showing them exactly the target and actual positions of the calibration boards to the front, rear, and sides of the vehicle. In addition, it digitally visualizes values such as distance, yaw angle, and lateral displacement. To do so, the ADAS One Solution software uses special image-processing algorithms and sensor-specific program sequences. Finally, a report can be generated documenting that calibration has been carried out correctly. One new feature of the ESI diagnosis protocol is that it now also contains details about the position of the calibration boards. This means that there is now complete documentation for repair workflows such as “windshield replacement.” In addition, a new calibration board makes it possible to adjust the especially precise lidar sensors that are becoming increasingly prevalent. For the calibration of rear and 360-degree surround cameras, Bosch vehicle-specific calibration floor mats are also available.

Module for calibration and performance check of lateral and rear radar

For the calibration and performance check of lateral and rear radar, the Bosch range of accessories for the DAS 3000 now also includes the CTA 105-01 Doppler simulator module. In the workshop environment, it is often difficult to calibrate radar sensors, as the object free space available is rarely sufficient. This can mean that not only the calibration module is detected, but also other interfering and static objects such as lifting platforms, tool trolleys, and other vehicles. This is where the Doppler simulator module can help. A quick coupling is used to attach the module to the DAS 3000’s measuring bar. Here again, the positioning software helps the user position it exactly.

Readers’ contact:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Automotive Aftermarket
Phone +49 9001 942010
E-mail: Kundenberatung.Kfz-Technik@de.bosch.com

Contact person for press inquiries:
Nico Krespach,
Phone +49 721 942-2209

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, products developed in-house and specifically manufactured for the aftermarket, as well as services. About 13,000 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.boschaftermarket.com

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 420,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2022). According to preliminary figures, the company generated sales of 88.4 billion euros in 2022. 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 some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. With its more than 400 locations worldwide, the Bosch Group has been carbon neutral since the first quarter of 2020. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At 128 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 85,000 associates in research and development, of which nearly 44,000 are software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPress.

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