Hunter Engineering claims the tool eliminates errors typically made with manual layouts via static advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) calibrations.
The tool replaces plumb bobs, strings, and tape measures used in manual layouts with a gimbal-mounted laser for a guided target replacement, the release said.
Ultimate ADAS claims to reduce setup time by 70% for some procedures, automating the height, roll, pitch and yaw procedures.
“Calibrations aren’t necessarily difficult, but getting set up can be very time-consuming,” said Ryan Gerber, Hunter product specialist, in the release. “With this new system, techs won’t need to learn geometry on the fly with strings and plumb bobs since the lasers will locate the precise spots almost instantly.”
The gimbal-mounted laser and WinAlign on-screen guidance compensate for non-level floors and placement errors and confirm measurements with laser measurements, the release said. WinAlign is Hunter’s alignment software.
The release said the tool is compactly packaged, making it easy to move around a shop.
Hunter Engineering’s website states the tool can create a complete document report that confirms placement and procedures in printed and digital format. It also can integrate with OEM scan tools.
“We worked with our partners at Nissan North America to gain the approval, which included a series of tests and evaluations by Nissan engineering and other teams,” said Kaleb Silver, Hunter Engineering director of product management, in an email. “We were very pleased to gain Nissan approval for Ultimate ADAS so the Nissan and Infiniti dealer and collision networks can benefit from documented and streamlined static ADAS calibration procedures that are fast and easy.”
Nissan didn’t respond to questions about the Ultimate ADAS by publication deadline.
Honda and Acura approved the use of the tool in their dealerships last year, according to the release.
Photo courtesy of Hunter Engineering Company.