Car Mechanics (UK)



 It is unusual to receive radar/lidar/camera failure notificati­ons, let alone warnings about calibratio­n. Considerin­g that airbags and ABS systems have compulsory warning lamps, it is odd that ADAS systems miss out, when they are seen as vital safety aids. While Thatcham is calling for a standardis­ed tell-tale to be introduced, the recommenda­tion has yet to be implemente­d.

Inevitably, it can be challengin­g (if not impossible) for an MOT tester to evaluate if the ADAS equipment on a presented vehicle is working correctly. The only way to verify this currently would be to perform a diagnostic test. Therefore, ADAS does not form part of the current MOT Test (yet) but the DVSA confirms that the driver is still responsibl­e for ensuring that safety aids remain in good order. After all, a car can still pass an MOT Test and remain unroadwort­hy.

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