As Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) become more popular, you may wonder whether you should buy a vehicle equipped with one.
An Advanced Driver-Assistance System can help while your car is driving and also when you are parking. Their main objective is to increase driver safety through features:
These features work by utilizing cameras and sensors to help alert the driver to a potential collision and prevent accidents. Many studies suggest that ADAS does make driving safer. For example, there is 14% less crash involvement for vehicles with blind-spot monitoring compared to cars without this system.
With adaptive cruise control, ADAS also makes long-distance driving easy for drivers. It’s important to understand that these systems are not foolproof. In some cases, such as on an on-ramp, the ADAS can misread vehicles in the next lane as one that is about to collide with the car, so it may engage the automatic brake system.
For some drivers, an advanced safety system is a must-needed feature for their vehicle because it helps to prevent damage to people and property. These are great features if you drive a lot or if you are an Uber or Lyft driver.
When considering a car with an ADAS, it’s important to remember these features, such as lane departure, emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring can be expensive to repair. The more costly sensors and calibration requirements for ADAS-equipped vehicles drive up repair costs compared to conventional vehicles.
Although the repairs on an ADAS-equipped vehicle come with a higher cost, many experts say that having a vehicle with ADAS is worth it.
At Freedom Collision Repair, we have the trained technicians, quality replacement parts, and state-of-the-art equipment needed to repair your vehicle and get you back out on the road.