ST. LOUIS — Hunter Engineering Co. plans to debut what it believes is the "fastest and most precise" calibration system for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) at this year's SEMA Show, set for Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Called the Ultimate ADAS, the system will be featured at the Hunter booth in the South Hall of LVCC at the annual automotive aftermarket show. Hunter said the system eliminates error-prone manual layouts common to static ADAS calibrations.
Hunter also will show the new system in SEMA's New Product Showcase in the North Hall.
Ultimate ADAS combines Hunter's standard-setting alignment technology with an easy-to-use guided target placement system for around-the-vehicle coverage, the firm said.
According to Hunter, gimbal-mounted lasers are the key component, replacing the inexact guesswork of strings, plumb bobs and tape measures to cut setup time by 70% for some procedures.
According to Hunter, the gimbals and onscreen guidance from the company's WinAlign software increase target placement precision by automatically compensating for non-level floors, monitoring for placement errors and confirming accuracy with laser measurements each step.
Several common manual adjustments are now automated, such as height, roll, pitch and yaw.
Ultimate ADAS documents the exact procedures performed and exact target placement. Confirmations can be accessed or printed directly via HunterNet 2, Hunter's customer portal.
Ultimate ADAS units can be moved as needed, with compact packaging to keep all components together.
"Calibrations aren't necessarily difficult, but getting set up can be very time-consuming," Ryan Gerber, Hunter product specialist, ADAS, said. "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."
Gerber said techs can be assured of a properly performed and documented calibration every time.
Ultimate ADAS is available exclusively to Honda and Acura dealers, with availability expanded to other OEMs in 2024.