Axalta Refinish has added radar compliant colour formulas to its global online colour databases – ChromaWeb, Phoenix Cloud and Standowin iQ Cloud – to be prepared for future radar requirements for the repair of vehicles equipped with ADAS.
ADAS-supporting equipment is often located behind painted plastic surfaces on vehicles and can be a major concern for the automotive refinish business since the coating layers can directly influence the signal emitted and received by the ADAS sensors. Radar sensors are especially sensitive to the thickness and composition of coating layers, resulting in potential interference with critical safety systems, including pedestrian detection, collision avoidance, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and blind spot detection.
The compliant colour formulas, which are related to radar optimised formulas in Cromax® Pro, Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC and Standox Standoblue, will ensure safe repairs of vehicles equipped with sensors.
Bodyshops can easily recognise these radar compliant colour formulas thanks to a special icon that identifies that the formulas have passed OEM radar specifications.