Empire ADAS first began calibrating vehicles for the surrounding community out of a body shop in Clifton Park in 2022
Clifton, N.Y.—Car ADAS Solutions, a provider of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration technology and services, has announced the addition of Empire ADAS, LLC, a new licensee in Clifton Park, NY. The company’s 6,800-square-foot facility is the largest Car ADAS Solutions licensee in the country.
Michael Trimarchi, the operations manager for Empire ADAS, said the company is committed to remaining on the cutting edge of ADAS technology.
“Many professionals don’t understand the necessary steps to calibration, which can be dangerous and create a lot of problems,” said Trimarchi, who has been involved in the automotive repair industry for 47 years. “Our motto at Empire ADAS is, ‘Our precision is driven by your safety.’ We want to perform the best practice possible to do a calibration and the team at Car ADAS Solutions has helped us understand what that is.”
“It’s all about repairing vehicles correctly,” said Greg Peeters, CEO of Car ADAS Solutions. “Michael’s driving force for this was evident from our first conversation, making Empire ADAS a perfect partner in our fast-growing calibration licensing network. Michael and his team are truly pioneering the calibration industry with their calibration mega center in New York.”
Trimarchi learned about calibration about three years ago while working for a third-party service provider. “I learned how to do calibrations accurately with original manufacturer equipment. It was a natural fit for me because I have a strong background in automotive electronic technology.”
When Empire ADAS was established in May 2022, Trimarchi and two employees began calibrating vehicles for the surrounding community out of a body shop in Clifton Park. In September, the team moved into their own facility about three miles away.
Trimarchi said Car ADAS Solutions provided guidance and support to set up the business. This included finding and training staff, purchasing equipment and marketing. They also ensured the Empire ADAS facility had proper lighting and a level floor.
For body shops looking to do calibrations, Trimarchi said it’s important to have the knowledge and support to set up everything correctly. “Because things are continuously changing, we’re getting cars with new systems, targets and calibration methods. Car ADAS Solutions has supported us throughout this process.”
With his experience in the industry, Trimarchi has noticed there is a lot of misinformation about calibration. “Just about every car has some type of ADAS feature, which needs to be returned to the factory specifications after being involved in a collision to make sure it’s operating safely — it’s paramount.”