Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Calibration
ADAS, or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, are in common models of cars made in the last ten years. These systems are common technologies installed in your vehicle that are designed to automate, adapt, or enhance already present safety systems – such as automated breaking. ADAS is quickly being integrated into the market and will soon become mandated within the automobile industry as a necessary safety precaution. Glass Doctor of The Gold Country employs trained specialists who are experts in this field and provide top-quality service and products to diligently calibrate your vehicle’s ADAS.
Where is ADAS located in My Car?
It can be difficult to locate where the ADAS technologies are in your car, but it will typically be located in the front windshield. The sensors for these technologies are typically not visible to the naked eye because they are embedded in the glass. Your vehicle also utilizes a front-facing camera for ADAS technologies. That is why it is imperative that when your front windshield is damaged you go to get the ADAS system calibrated. The front camera is used the translate millimeters in the camera to feet on the street, so if the camera is damaged it can misconstrue lengths, overcorrecting or under correcting your car’s lane-keeping systems, causing dangerous driving conditions and increase the likelihood for accidents.
Not all mechanics shops or glass repair businesses are equipped to calibrate ADAS systems, they might not have the tools or experience needed to perform these repairs. Glass Doctor of The Gold Country prides itself on having the knowledge, tools, and experience readily available to help calibrate your camera so that the features such as Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning are working accurately. There are a wide variety of systems that make up an ADAS in your car. From everyday features to more modern cutting-edge features, such as:
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane departure sensors
- Rain sensing wipers
- Auto-on headlights
- Tire pressure monitoring
- Adaptive cruise control
- Collision avoidance systems
- Drowsy driver detection
- Lane keep assistance
- Automated parking
All of these systems are designed to keep you, your passengers, pedestrians, and other cars on the road safe. But, if these systems are incorrectly calibrated, it can damage your car and lead to safety risks. In order to ensure that your vehicle’s safety systems are working correctly, our specialists will perform the following processes:
- Pre-scan: The first step our specialists will take is looking at all the sensors and cameras that make up your vehicle’s ADAS system to make sure that they are all working properly. If the camera is not working correctly, then your car will be sent to a dealer for a camera repair.
- Replacement: If your windshield needs repairs or replacements, then our technicians will perform procedures to repair or replace it with glass matching the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS).
- Calibration: There are two types of calibration: static, and dynamic. Different ADAS technologies require different types of calibration. Static calibration requires the vehicle to be calibrated with a fixed target image in front of the camera at a specific distance. Dynamic calibration requires that someone drives the car while the calibration happens.
Learn More About the Process
Protecting your safety is a number one priority at Glass Doctor of The Gold Country, and our specialists work diligently to make sure that when you leave your car’s ADAS system is working perfectly. To learn more about these technologies and how Glass Doctor of The Gold Country can help schedule an appointment or call us at (209) 223-1785 today.