• Preventing Unintended Consequences From Routine Service on ADAS-Equipped Commercial Vehicles

    One of the fastest growing, transformative technologies — known as  ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) — is taking the commercial vehicle industry by storm. It refers to a complex suite of sensors, cameras, control modules, etc., intended to keep drivers safe. But as the technology becomes more complex, so does repairing them. Here’s what repair shops need to know when it comes to diagnosing, repairing and calibrating ADAS components.

  • Are Mirrors Going the Way of the Dodo?

    Could mirrors be a thing of the past? With technological and safety advances combined with the need to increase fuel efficiency, the days of the tradition mirror on heavy-duty trucks could be numbered. Learn about it here in this blog.

  • Answers to FAQs: Electrification of Vehicles

    The aftermarket is all abuzz about electrification and BEVs – battery electric vehicles. Because of that buzz we recently sponsored a free webinar with PTEN Magazine on the topic:  “The Electrification of Vehicles: Roadmap to the Electric Car.” Ben, Johnson, director of product management for Mitchell 1, was the presenter and dove into the current state and future of the auto industry and shared insights into the complexities of repairing and maintaining electric vehicles. Here are some of the post-webinar questions from attendees and the answers provided by Ben himself.

  • Resources to Help Your Shop Keep Pace with ADAS

    With every model year, brand new and updated Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features are introduced. Mitchell 1 is staying current with the OEM updates to help our customers keep pace with all the changes. Our ProDemand auto repair information delivers all the ADAS-related information in a consolidated table, instantly accessible from an ADAS QuickLink on the home screen of the software. Here are some resources outside of the software that Mitchell 1 has participated in to help your shop handle various aspects of repairing and calibrating ADAS features.

  • It’s Time to Prepare for ADAS

    Just as all vehicles do, when they need service or repair they will be brought into your shop. But even something as simple as replacing a headlight bulb can require complicated calibrations and adjustments due to these new ADAS features. At Mitchell 1 we’ve compiled a collection of great reads and listens that can help explain why integrating ADAS into your shop’s future plans is the way to go.

  • ADAS Is Pulling Into Your Shop

    One of this year’s industry buzzwords is “ADAS” or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. If you aren’t familiar with that term, perhaps you’ve heard of some of the specific features like adaptive cruise control, back up cameras, lane departure warnings and automatic parking, to name just a few.

  • Repair ADAS-equipped vehicles without breaking a sweat

    Assisted Driving Repair Information in ProDemandHave you seen vehicle features like adaptive cruise control, parking assist sensors and blind spot indicators in your auto repair shop? All of these technologies (and many more) fall into the new category of vehicle systems known as ADAS — Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

  • Mitchell 1 Adds to the Buzz About ADAS

    What’s buzz about ADAS? Here you go: Our own Ben Johnson, Director of Product Management for Mitchell 1, wrote an insightful guest column entitled ADAS Is Here to Stay and Shops Need to Be Aware of Systems and Proper Calibrations  in the October issue of Parts and People Magazine.