Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Calibration
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS for short, are quickly being integrated into newer cars, making an enormous difference to the safety of you, your passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers. These built-in technologies are designed to automate, adapt, and enhance already present safety systems. From adaptive cruise control to automated braking, smartphone connectivity, and motion-activated sensors, these systems are prevalent in the marketplace, and within the next few years will be implemented into every new vehicle.
Your vehicle’s ADAS technologies are sometimes hard to identify but the cameras that control the system are most likely in the vehicle’s front windshield. If your vehicle suffers damage it can impair the front-facing camera and other systems. Every millimeter counts within your assisted driver systems. Millimeters within your front-facing camera can equal feet on the road. Functions like “lane departure warning” and “lane-keep assist” will malfunction, either overcorrecting or under correcting, causing dangerous driving conditions and increasing the likelihood for accidents.
ADAS Features in Your Car
There are a wide variety of features that ADAS covers, from “everyday features” to more advanced, cutting-edge features, such as automated parking. These systems function by using both the front facing camera, as well as a 360 degree camera, and the technicians at Glass Doctor of Anniston are trained to calibrate these cameras to get your ADAS systems back in proper working order after a windshield replacement. Below is a comprehensive list of ADAS technologies found in today’s models:
- Auto-on headlights
- Rain sensing wipers
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane departure sensors
- Adaptive cruise controls
- Collision avoidance systems
- Automated parking
- Tire pressure monitoring
- Drowsy driver detection
- Lane keep assistance
After a windshield replacement getting your vehicle’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems calibrated is critically important. A system that is designed to help keep you safe, when your system is incorrectly calibrated it runs the risk of harming your car, you, your passengers, or pedestrians. Our specialists will follow the industry’s best standards to perform your car’s calibration:
- Pre-scan: Our specialists will look to see if your camera is functioning normally. If not, the vehicle will need to be sent to a dealer for camera repair.
- Replacement: If your windshield needs to be replaced, our specialists will replace it with a windshield that meets the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standard (AGRSS).
- Calibration: Calibration is divided into two types processes, dynamic and static. Dynamic calibration requires driving the vehicle during the process, while static calibration requires the vehicle to be calibrated with a fixed target image in front of it at a specific distance.
If your car’s windshield is repaired or replaced and you have an ADAS system it is imperative that you have it calibrated. The specialists at Glass Doctor of [franchise:location-name} are proud to provide the industry’s best practices to your vehicle. Schedule an appointment or call us at (256) 236-8288 to learn more about our ADAS calibration capabilities.