Ihringen, September 2014. The number of advanced driver assistance systems that process information from cameras and radar systems is growing rapidly. This statement no longer applies exclusively to the premium class, but more and more to the compact class. For instance the driver of a VW Golf VII can obtain assistance from systems such as multi-collision brake, automatic distance control (ACC), lane assist, drowsiness and road sign recognition, parking assist and automatic lights functions. As a result workshops and bodyshops need to be able to calibrate these sensors, for instance after accident damage or the replacement of the windscreen.
However, a diagnostic unit that simply communicates with the control unit in the vehicle is insufficient for this important work. Instead a device for the measurement or calibration of the sensors in the vehicle's x, y and z axis is required. The barriers/craddles can be a high cost factor. However, the investment for the multi-make device by Hella Gutmann is settled well below the cost for OEM solutions.
The CSC tool (Camera & Sensor Calibration Tool) is a comparatively economical but nevertheless high-quality universal tool comprising a base plate with adjusting bar, two wheel recesses with laser leveling system and a reference panel for video camera systems. Never the less, thanks to its modular construction, the tool can be supplemented with a wide range of modules. In conjunction with the diagnostic units mega macs 66, mega macs 56, mega macs 42 SE and the software solution mega macs PC by Hella Gutmann, for example, the front camera for the lane assist, the radar sensor for the ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) or the camera for an adaptive lights system can be calibrated.
The CSC tool will be available initially with a reference panel for the Volkswagen Group makes, and will then be successively supplemented with other manufacturer-specific panels. A panel for the adjustment of long distance radar systems is in process as well.
Automechanika: pavilion 8, stand M60