CONWAY, Ark. — Snap-on Inc.'s John Bean garage equipment brand has developed a calibration tool, dubbed Tru-Point, for validating that a vehicle's advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) meets the OEM-required alignment specifications.
John Bean Tru-Point audits a vehicle's alignment and monitors each step of the set-up procedure, Snap-on said, making sure that the process has been completed to meet OEM safety specifications before an ADAS calibration procedure.
By eliminating manual measurements with advanced camera technology, Snap-on technicians can proceed knowing that everything is placed correctly and the system will compensate automatically for the location of the vehicle.
"While most systems function by referencing the height of the vehicle from the shop floor, our system measures the height of the targets from the tire contact patch of all four wheels, allowing for the vehicle to be calibrated anywhere in the shop, even on an alignment rack," Jordan Krebs, product manager for John Bean, said.
Tru-Point is equipped with top-of-the-line software technology and allows for one-person operation, Snap-on said, saving time and eliminating the need for extensive training. Simple, real-time and visual target placement instructions will allow a shop to streamline the ADAS calibration process from beginning to end.
Users will receive a full report at the completion, providing data that validates the unique measurement properties and wheel alignment specs.
"Tru-Point takes ADAS recalibration to the next level," Mariana Montovaneli, John Bean's director of marketing, said. "This ground-breaking system enables the vehicle's drive direction toward safety and provides the highest level of precision for placing ADAS targets."
Snap-On did not disclose pricing for the Tru-Point tool.
The company has set up a dedicated web page — mytru-point.com — with information about the Tru-Point tool.