Aug. 30, 2017—Driver-assist systems are the fastest growing vehicle technology, but often are a mystery to vehicle owners, according to Hunter Engineering Co., prompting the company to release two educational videos about safety system alignment.
The videos, for consumers and auto service shops, explain the purpose and function of driver-assist systems—such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and brake assist—and the importance of proper mechanical and safety system alignment.
"Of the approximately 15 million vehicles registered in the U.S. in 2015, almost one-third of these vehicles have the option of being equipped with driver-assist system technology, so it is very important for shops to understand proper reset procedures. Hunter is committed to providing educational materials like our new Safety System Alignment videos to the public," said Kaleb Silver, Hunter's senior product manager.
Failure to properly align safety systems can result in dashboard warning lights, steering wheel vibration, vehicle pull or increased steering effort, according to Hunter. Driver assist systems can even malfunction or shut down.