Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Calibration
If your car has been purchased within the past 10 years it is probable that it has an ADAS installed. ADAS, or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, are common technologies installed in your car that are designed to enhance already present safety systems. From adaptive cruise control to smartphone connectivity and automated braking these systems will become mandated in new models of cars within the next few years. Glass Doctor of The Hamptons has trained specialists who are experts in this field and will work diligently to recalibrate your vehicle’s ADAS.
It can be difficult sometimes to locate where the ADAS technologies are on your vehicle but the camera that controls the system is located on the front windshield. If your front windshield is damaged it is imperative that your vehicle’s ADAS gets calibrated. The front-facing camera, is the main component in helping your car’s safety systems stay working properly. When your camera has not been calibrated after a windshield replacement, it will either overcorrect or under correct your car’s lane-keeping system, causing dangerous driving conditions and increase the likelihood for accidents.
Not all mechanics or glass repair shops are equipped to calibrate ADAS systems or your windshield’s front-facing camera. Glass Doctor of The Hamptons prides itself on the knowledge and tools readily available to help fix your vehicle’s Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems. There are a wide variety of ADAS features, from what are known as everyday features to more modern cutting-edge features. Technicians are trained to calibrate the front facing camera so that the features dependent upon its accuracy are again working properly:
- Drowsy driver detection
- Lane keep assist
- Automated parking
- Tire pressure monitoring
- Adaptive cruise control
- Collision avoidance systems
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Lane departure sensors
- Rain sensing wipers
- Auto-on headlights
These systems are designed to keep you, your passengers, pedestrians, and other cars safe. When these systems are not calibrated or damaged it can lead to safety risks. The specialists at Glass Doctor of The Hamptons follow the industry’s best practices and standards to perform your car’s calibration system after windshield replacement:
- Pre-scan: The first step our specialists will take is looking into all the sensors and cameras on your ADAS systems to make sure that it is working properly. If the camera is not working properly then the vehicle will need to be sent to a dealer for a camera repair.
- Replacement: If your windshield needs replacing, then our technicians will perform procedures to replace it with glass that meets the Auto Glass Replacement Safety Standards (AGRSS).
- Calibration: There are two types of calibration, static and dynamic. Different ADAS systems require different types of calibration. Static recalibration requires the vehicle to be calibrated with a fixed target image in front of the camera at a specific distance, while dynamic requires driving the vehicle during the calibration process.
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If you car’s windshield is needs replacing and you are in need of an ADAS calibration that will keep you within standards, contact Glass Doctor of The Hamptons at (631) 722-4304 or schedule an appointment online to learn more about how our specialists can help you today.