ADAS Calibration FAQs
ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance System. It is a rapidly growing new technology that includes systems to help the driver in the driving process. When designed with a safe human-machine interface they should increase car safety & more generally, road safety.
- a. Lane Keep Assist
- b. Lane Departure Warning
- c. Forward Collision Alert
- d. Blind Spot Monitoring
- e. Park Assist
- f. Adaptive Cruise Control
- g. Adaptive Headlights
- h. Forward Collision Mitigation / Smart City Brake
ADAS Features Include:
Forward Collision Alert
Adaptive Cruise Control
Lane Keep Assist
Traffic Sign Recognition
Lane Departure Warning System
Collision Mitigating Braking
Blind Spot Monitoring
Driver Status Monitoring
Calibration is the process of returning a vehicle’s ADAS to OEM specifications.
Calibration is necessary after a new glass installation, particularly a windshield with a camera mounted to it, to ensure that the ADAS features continue to function properly despite having been moved during installation.
A vehicle’s computer relies on the cameras/radars/lasers used by the ADAS being in the correct alignment to function properly, but does not automatically adjust them itself.
Calibration guides the vehicle’s computer & ensures these systems are working properly.
When a windshield is replaced, the camera should be removed from the bracket & unplugged from the car. After the replacement is completed, the camera needs to be reattached & re-calibrated. If this is not performed by the installer, consumers will have to go to the dealer to have the vehicle calibrated*
*Even a camera that has not been unplugged from the car needs to be re-calibrated to ensure proper functionality of the ADAS features.
If a car’s ADAS is not properly calibrated, the system may not function safely.
If the cameras/radars/lasers on the vehicle are off by even a few millimeters they may not give accurate readings and the system may not function properly.