What are the Benefits of a Perfectly Calibrated ADAS for Vehicle Safety?

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The automotive industry is likely the only one that has seen significant growth over the last two decades. From speed to safety, design to comfort, concept to control, everything is getting better. Furthermore, the consistent innovations in the auto-tech industry toward making roads safer cannot be overlooked.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are one such component attached to modern vehicles to provide you with a hands-free driving experience. In the following blog, we will discuss the significance of ADAS recalibration. So let’s start with the basics:

ADAS: What is it?

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems(ADAS) is now a standard component of the majority of contemporary vehicles. ADAS, or advanced driver assistance systems, are a collection of safety features intended to enhance the safety of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians by lowering the severity and frequency of motor vehicle accidents. The effectiveness of ADAS safety features depends on precise calibration.

Why is accurate calibration so crucial?

Without properly calibrated features, your ADAS system will not work properly, putting you and other drivers in danger. To benefit from features such as lane-keep assist, adaptive lighting, lane-departure warnings, and autonomous emergency braking systems, the features must be perfectly aligned.

When should you calibrate your ADAS system?

The capabilities of ADAS are gradually expanding to include things like emergency braking, hands-free parking, pedestrian monitoring, and driver assistance systems. This system will require accurate and timely ADAS calibration in order to function properly. Since sensor damage cannot be seen with the naked eye, it is important to frequently check the dash warning light to see if a repair is necessary. 

Every time a vehicle’s sensors are compromised, the ADAS needs to be calibrated. Calibration may be required if your vehicle’s wheels have been aligned, its windshield has cracked, or it has been struck from the side or front.

ADAS calibration will never be an unnecessary expense. It’s always a good idea to calibrate to ensure you’re sending a safe vehicle out onto the road.

The significance of ADAS recalibration for the safety of your ride:

We all know how important it is to have our windshields repaired or replaced, but many of us are unaware that doing so disturbs the sensors that are attached to the windshield, which in turn causes the ADAS to malfunction. Automotive safety can now not be achieved without ADAS cameras. These camera systems control crucial safety features like lane departure warnings, collision avoidance, and blind spot monitoring in the majority of automobiles. After a windshield replacement, those cameras are no longer aligned properly and cannot perform as intended. If they are not properly positioned, it leads to improper operation or failure of these important safety systems.

OEM or Replacement Windshield? What is beneficial to preserving the ADAS:

Make sure your ADAS cameras are still correctly aligned and operating if you recently had a replacement windshield installed in your car. Your new windshield might not be made to the same specifications and allow for proper calibration on some vehicles if it wasn’t produced by the OEM (original equipment manufacturer). As a result, the ADAS system in your car might be disturbed and malfunction. Southwest Auto Glass has the experience and specialists to ascertain which windshields are compatible with various ADAS systems and install them appropriately.

A miscalibrated ADAS can make other crucial safety systems less effective and make you more vulnerable while driving. You can make sure that crucial safety systems are still protected after having your windshield replaced by having your ADAS system expertly recalibrated. The windshield repair and replacement professionals at Southwest Auto Glass can properly recalibrate all your ADAS cameras to ensure they are working correctly.

For more information on ADAS recalibration or windshield repair in Texas, New Mexico, or the surrounding areas, contact Southwest Auto Glass today.