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Epyx launches audit trail to prove ADAS safety recalibration

Date: 10 October 2017

Technology company epyx is offering a new service that allows fleets to create an audit trail for recalibration of any advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) fitted to cars or vans.

Following maintenance, or especially when windscreens are being replaced, key safety equipment including lane departure, radar cruise control, automatic headlights, road sign identification and even semi-autonomous driving can require expert recalibration. Fleets must prove this has been carried out satisfactorily to meet duty of care requirements.

Tim Meadows, commercial director at epyx, said: "ADAS equipment is starting to make its way onto more and more fleet vehicles, and from 2020 will form part of the standard NCAP safety tests, which will probably prompt a sudden increase in adoption."

According to epyx, ADAS equipment can be sensitive and if it has been moved or refitted  will need recalibration by a trained technician, usually at a franchise dealer with the right diagnostic equipment. If this doesn't happen, it may not work properly, potentially jeopardising driver and road user safety.

"What we are offering - and is already actually in use by a couple of our clients - is to use our 1link Service Network platform to create a complete audit trail that fleets can incorporate into their risk management procedures," Meadows explains. "If, in the unfortunate event of an accident, a fleet does find themselves under investigation, they'll be able to provide a complete record of the ADAS recalibration for audit."