Carry out work on or with vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance System components

Business Sectors (Suites): Automotive Glazing,Maintenance and Repair - Light Vehicle
Developed by: IMI
Approved on: 30 Mar 2020


This standard is for individuals who work on or with vehicles which have Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) but may not maintain, service or repair these systems themselves. Examples of these job roles include sales staff, cleaners/valets, vehicle fitters or technicians who may not have specialist ADAS training.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

P1 select and use appropriate personal and vehicle protective equipment 
P2 identify the correct manufacturer’s information regarding the vehicle’s Advanced Driver Assistance System and the location of parts and sensors *
P3 identify associated risks when working around *Advanced Driver Assistance Systems 
P4 carry out work activities in a way which minimises risks of damage or de-calibration to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems 
P5 refer any problems working on vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems to the relevant colleague promptly
P6 report the work activities you have carried out on the vehicle, ensuring your records are accurate, complete and passed to the relevant person(s)within the agreed timescale and in the format required.

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

K1 the current health and safety legislation and workplace procedures relevant to workshop practices and personal and vehicle protection when working on vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
K2 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and the implications of working with them
K3 the fact that ADAS features can be switched off and the consequences of this
K4 legal requirements relating to the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and components
K5 the reasons for and how to access the current codes of practice in connection with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
K6 how to find, interpret and use sources of information on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems for relevant vehicles and how they are named or described by different manufacturers.
K7 the risks of causing damage to Advanced Driver Assistance System components or affecting their calibration and the consequences this could have for the vehicle’s safety
K8 features of ADAS system operation:

K8.1 steering
K8.2 braking
K8.3 lane departure warning
K8.4 driver assistance and parking
K9 types of ADAS sensor and their basic functions
K10 types of ADAS calibration i.e. static or dynamic
K11 ADAS calibration equipment and their functions:

K11.1 manufacturer’s approved equipment
K11.2 target boards
K11.3 radar boards
K11.4 diagnostic equipment  
K12 the type and symptoms of sensor failure
K13 your workplace procedures for:

K13.1 the referral of problems associated with ADAS
K13.2 reporting delays to the completion of work
K14 the importance of working to agreed timescales and keeping others, including customers, informed of progress.


1. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems:
a. Driver safety 
b. Pedestrian safety
c. Motion/stability control
d. Collision Avoidance Systems

2. Sensors:
a. Optical
b. Radar
c. Lidar
d. Ultra-sonic
e. Sound
f. GPS

Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





This section contains examples and explanations of some of the terms used but does not form part of the standard.

Driver safety:
For example, night vision, glare-free high beam and pixel light, automatic parking, blind spot monitor, driver drowsiness detector, driver monitoring system, traffic sign recognition.

Pedestrian safety:
For example, pedestrian detection systems.

Motion/stability control:
For example, lane change assistance, hill descent control

Collision avoidance system:
For example, forward collision warning, surround view sound, night vision, lane departure warning, emergency braking systems.

Agreed timescales:**
Examples include manufacturers’ recommended work times, job times set by the company or a job time agreed with the customer.

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Indicative Review Date

31 Mar 2024





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Relevant Occupations

Body Builder (Automotive), Body Builder Workshop Controller (Automotive), Body Repair and Alignment Technician (Automotive), Body Repair Technician (Automotive), Cosmetic Refinishing Technician (Automotive), Cosmetic Senior Refinishing Technician (Automotive), Heavy Vehicle Service Technician (Automotive), Hire and Rental Counter Operations, Hire and Rental Delivery and Collection Operations, Hire and Rental Operations, Insurance Engineer (Automotive), Light Vehicle Service Technician (Automotive), Maintenance and Repair Technicians, Mechanical, Electrical and Trim Technician (Automotive), PDR Senior Technician (Automotive), PDR Technician (Automotive), Rental and Leasing Customer Service Advisor (Automotive), Rental and Leasing Maintenance Advisors (Automotive), Rental and Leasing Technical Service Advisor (Automotive), Sales Controller (Automotive), Sales Executive (Automotive), Specialist Tyre Fitting Operations (Automotive), Tyre Exhaust and Windscreen Fitters , Vehicle Damage Assessment Operators, Vehicle Damage Assessor (Automotive), Vehicle Fitters, Vehicle Fitting Operations (Automotive), Vehicle Valeter (Automotive)

SOC Code



ADAS; sensor; calibration