Tru-Point can play key role in vision zero quest

April 17, 2024
Tru-Point can play key role in vision zero quest
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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are now a common feature on all new vehicles and not only is this technology drastically reducing the number and severity of road accidents, it is also presenting a genuine opportunity to achieve “vision zero”, a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, on our roads. 


ADAS makes this ambitious target achievable and bodyshop equipment specialist Car-O-Liner is playing an important role in this process. ADAS systems can only prevent accidents if they are working to their optimum levels and to do this they must be precisely calibrated. Car-O-Liner now offers bodyshops, garages and other motor trade businesses a one-stop solution for all ADAS calibration needs.

Tru-Point from Car-O-liner utilises state-of-the-art camera technology  and advanced software to quickly check for ADAS related alignment issues so that technicians can perform accurate ADAS calibration with ease . Checking the alignment of the vehicle before any ADAS calibration is essential and Tru-Point provides an alignment check certification within the ADAS calibration process. By including the alignment check with in the process Tru-point offers significant time saving benefits over other systems. This advanced technology offers bodyshops or workshops carrying out ADAS calibration the opportunity to increase productivity and thus boost job profit. 

Fully OEM compliant, the equipment  effectively and quickly perform s a full vehicle alignment check and requires no input of manual  measurements. It can also simply compensate for an uneven floor surface and provides full validation of target placements . The Tru-Points floor companion feature means calibrations can take place on uneven surfaces with full validation of the targets placement being correct.

With Tru-Point a simple check, place, calibrate and prove process is followed to complete the job. The operating system's solution streamlines the process from beginning to end with simple, real-time, and visual target placement indication. This means users do not have to worry about any reference value, guidebook, or manual input.

Tru-Point uses highly accurate advanced camera technology to create a three-dimensional model of the vehicle to provide a complete analysis of the vehicle alignment condition in under a minute, right on the shop floor. This avoids wasting time and money performing any repair without confirmation that the vehicle is within OEM specification before an ADAS recalibration occurs.

The system also streamlines the process to quickly help the technician place the targets in the precise OEM required location without lasers and tape measures and the need for a level floor. This is possible as Tru-Point automatically compensates for the location of the vehicle. While most systems function by referencing the height of the vehicle from the shop floor, Tru-Point measures the height of the targets from the tyre contact patch of all four wheels, allowing for the vehicle to be calibrated anywhere in the shop; even on an alignment rack.

The system also offers the added benefit of an accurate, easy-to-read report that provides proof that all steps required for a perfect calibration are correctly executed. This guarantees that a workshop is putting a safe vehicle back on the road again, as well as increasing customer’s satisfaction and confidence. 

Tru-Point also offers increased flexibility allowing a workshop to calibrate and prove by combining Tru-Point with any ADAS-capable scan tool to complete calibration, and receive proof of calibration in an the easy-to-read report. Workshops can select their own calibration targets and the most current data for the vehicle makes and models they work on the most, ensuring that all calibrations are done accurately and efficiently.

Car-O-Liner UK MD, Stuart Alexander says that Tru-Point is already making its mark with many repairers. He comments, “As a very long established and trusted supplier of bodyshop equipment, Car-O-Liner is ideally placed to introduce workshop to the huge possibilities that ADAS can offer repairers. Unlike some ADAS systems, Tru-Point has been developed by bodyshop experts and is geared to repairer needs. It also integrates seamlessly with other Car-O-Liner equipment to make jobs quicker and easier.” Stuart adds, “ADAS will play a huge part in the future of accident repairs and bodyshops now have the reassurance that they can tackle this developing technology with a trusted and reliable supply partner in Car-O-Liner.”  

Tru-Point can open up a world of possibilities and business potential for bodyshops and also garages in the fast expanding ADAS calibration sector. For more information call 0044 1788 574 157.
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