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MARCH 2021 THE SHOP 39 presents some challenges, but also some benefits. "The system is much more forgiving in regard to (changing) the height of the vehicle," he continues. "You make a mea- surement from the top of the tire to the bottom of the fender and enter that value into the scan tool, then go through the dynamic calibration process. We were suc- cessful in getting this vehicle to validate with the modifications placed onboard." In the end, asTech determined that the new suspension lift height was calibrated within the Ram's prescribed range, and the truck is now used as a testbed for engineering, Transamerican/4WP. to test how new prod- ucts perform and which modifications are compatible with OEM safety systems. Sensors are about to take center stage on the next generation of vehicles—from today's ADAS to tomorrow's autonomous tech. We will all need information and guidance on how to successfully integrate aftermarket equipment to safely coexist with new technology. It might take more research and addi- tional scan tools in the work bay, but the industry's up for the challenge. BRETT SOLOMON is a freelance writer based in New York City, specializing in the mobile electronics market. 2021.03.01- Rebellion, Rockerball - Half Page, The Shop.indd 1 2021.03.01- Rebellion, Rockerball - Half Page, The Shop.indd 1 1/19/2021 5:11:06 PM 1/19/2021 5:11:06 PM

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