Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Calibration
Automakers have been slowly adding ADAS or advanced driver assistance systems, to vehicles in the last decade with the public mostly unaware, but the features, most being standard in newer cars and trucks, make an enormous difference to your safety and the safety of people in and around the vehicle.
“Consumer Reports believes that all cars should come standard with AEB, pedestrian detection, FCW, and BSW,” Consumer Reports wrote. “CR experts say that with fewer crashes over time because of the wider adoption of collision avoidance systems, drivers should save money, even if collision repair bills are higher.”
The locations of ADAS technologies on/in a vehicle are sometimes hard to identify. Your vehicle’s front windshield is an integral part of many ADAS technologies. After a windshield is replaced, it is vital that your vehicles front camera is recalibrated. Not all auto mechanics or glass repair shops are equipped to recalibrate your vehicle’s driver assist system. At Discount Glass we pride ourselves on having the knowledge and technology necessary to recalibrate your vehicle’s driver assistance systems after installing a new windshield.
Read on to learn how Discount Glass can help you recalibrate your vehicle’s ADAS technologies.
What Are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)?
Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are built-in technologies designed to automate, adapt or enhance already present safety systems. From adaptive cruise control to automated breaking, smartphone connectivity and motion-activated sensors, there are ADAS systems already prevalent in the marketplace and many more in the developmental stages.
What ADAS Features does My Car have?
ADAS runs the gamut from what we would now consider to be “everyday features,” like a dashboard backup camera, to the truly cutting-edge, like automatic parking.
This is a list of some ADAS technologies found in today’s models:
Lane departure warning system
Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
Glare-free high beam and pixel light
Drowsy driver detection
Hill descent control
Intelligent speed adaptation, or intelligent speed advice (ISA)
Lane keep assistance
Pedestrian detection system
Tire pressure monitoring
Wrong-way driving warning
How does ADAS calibration work?
Windscreen calibration is the process of adjusting the parameters of a camera lens to capture a complete image of the vehicle and road, guaranteeing that in-car ADAS systems receive accurate and reliable information. ADAS systems work through a camera that is fitted to the center of the windscreen.
How much does calibration cost?
These ADAS calibrations after a windshield replacement require specialized, expensive tools and a lot of training. Additional costs vary by complexity of the recalibration and fees generally range from $225-$350. Considering what goes into it, the ADAS calibration price is a bargain.