What is ADAS?
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.
What is Calibration?
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.
- Lane Keep Assist
- Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Alert
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Park Assist
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Adaptive Headlights
- Forward Collision Mitigation / Smart City Brake
Why do we need to be able to perform calibration?
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.
What will happen if vehicle is not calibrated?
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.
Lane Keep Assit & Driver Status Monitoring
Lane Departure Warning System
Forward Collision Alert
Blind Spot Monitoring
Collision Mitigating Braking
Adaptive Cruise Control
Traffic Sign Recognition