ADAS Programming in Springfield, VA

What is programming and why is it needed?

Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) use technology and electronics to improve driving and parking. Automated technology keeps drivers in control of their cars, but steps up to detect nearby obstacles and respond to driver errors. The list of features relying on this technology is long and growing, which can be overwhelming of the independent auto and collision repair providers that don’t have the training or equipment to keep up. At Level 5 Solutions in Springfield, Virginia, we recognized that problem and stepped up to make sure independent shops could continue offering quality service and compete with the dealerships. Level 5 also offers programming of standard vehicle modules including engine, body, transmission and more. The need to keep vehicle modules current is important in any modern vehicle. Also, newly installed modules need to be programmed when installed as part of a repair. We have the ability to update the OE logic in any make or model of vehicle and program any new module into an existing vehicle. This is done conveniently to decrease your turn-around time. Remote programming is coming soon!

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ADAS Features

What parts of a car are using ADAS? And how are they impacted when the car is in an accident or needs repairs? Even something as simple as a wheel alignment might need recommended manufacturer ADAS calibration, so it helps to have a team like ours on your side for those services. Here’s some of the major ADAS features on most new vehicles:

  • Automatic Headlights
  • Front Facing RADAR/LIDAR
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Autonomous Braking
  • Cross Traffic Alert
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Lane Keep / Assist
  • Heads-Up Display
  • Auto-Open Doors & Lift Gate
  • And More

ADAS Technology

Camera Sensors

What parts need programming for ADAS to work properly? Camera sensors are one. Front-facing camera sensors help the car determine where it is on the road and serve the information to the steering system in case intervention is needed to keep it between the lines. Improper programming might cause the car to correct, even when it’s traveling in its lane.

Radar Sensors

Radar sensors sense obstacles and potential road hazards, acting like a sixth sense for the driver. When a car is in the blind spot, the radar sensor detects it and alerts the driver. Radars also assist in adaptive cruise control by detecting the distance between car lengths and maintaining safe driving distance.

Ultrasonic Sensors

The back-up camera is assisted by ultrasonic sensors that emit sounds too high for humans to hear. They measure the time it takes for sounds to bounce back and calculate the distance between the vehicle and an object nearby. That helps drivers back into tight spaces without any dents or dings.

Steering Angle Sensors

Steering wheel sensors take the driver’s input with the steering wheel and help make the coordinating movements with the car’s wheels. It also assesses how fast the steering wheel is being turned. Turning fast at slow speeds is normal, but at high speeds it could indicate the vehicle is out of control.

Vehicle Control Modules

Every modern vehicle is equipped with numerous modules that control everything from engine performance to body functions. Over time, the software in these modules become outdated and can create any number of problems. Also, when new vehicle control modules are installed into vehicles as a part of repair they will need programming. Performing proper programming with OE logic and updating modules is important. Level 5 Solutions features factory software such as HDS (Honda and Acura), NERS (Nissan and Infiniti), JLR (Jaguar and Land Rover), ODIS (Volkswagen and Audi), SSM4 (Subaru), FJDS (Ford, Lincoln and Mercury), FDRS (Ford, Lincoln, Mercury), VIDA (Volvo), TECHSTREAM (Toyota and Lexus), GDS2 (General Motors, Chevrolet), ISTA-P (BMW and Mini), XENTRY (Mercedes), HMA (Hyundai), WITECH 2.0 (Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat), and more…

Volkswagen Audi Component Protection Removal

During any module replacement on a Volkswagen or Audi vehicle, the module is protected and protection removal needs to be performed prior to coding. Component Protection Removal is performed with ODIS software (VW/Audi OE software). Component Protection Removal is an important step in any Volkswagen or Audi module replacement.

Level 5 offers programming for:
  • Engine control module, powertrain control module, engine control unit
  • Body control module
  • SRS module, air bag module
  • Transmission control module
  • Window control module
  • Lighting control module
  • Seat control module
  • Transfer case module
  • Blind spot radar
  • Front radar
  • Forward recognition camera
  • Rear camera
  • Side camera
  • Park sensor
  • And more...

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