What are the definitions of key terms associated with the IIR or guidance?

•  ADAS – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

•  Calibration – The act of determining whether the ADAS sensor(s) in question are functioning correctly when compared to the vehicle manufacturer’s technical specification.

•  Static Calibration – The calibration of ADAS sensors by use of specialist calibration equipment and conditions which may include aiming targets, wheel alignment equipment and/or diagnostic tools. The process is carried out without driving the vehicle.

•  Dynamic Calibration – The calibration of ADAS sensors by means of driving the vehicle on the road following the VM’s prescribed method.

•  Self-Calibrating – The automatic calibration of ADAS sensors without the need for specialist equipment or a prescribed driving profile. (There may still be a prescribed process for self-calibration, seek advice from either the vehicle manufacturer or ADAS equipment supplier.)

Competent person – They will have passed and hold a current competency-based assessment on ADAS calibration, provided by vehicle manufacturers or registered awarding bodies.
• The competent person will be capable of:

• Identifying ADAS sensors and the need for calibration,
• Performing the inspection, realignment and calibration requirements for ADAS sensors and their related components,
• Be aware of the requirements for verifiable records related to ADAS sensor calibration.
• The competent person shall be identifiable by a recordable proof of competence.

• Vehicle Manufacturer’s technical specification – The specification details of the selected feature or system and the requirements for their repair and calibration.

Note: Such information is available in accordance with type approval legislation -Relevant documents are publicly available on the EU commissions websites; EU 2018/858

Windscreen – Predominantly referring to but not exclusively limited to the front windscreen.
Relevant – Connected / related to the task being done or considered.