If you just had your windshield replaced, you probably already know about ADAS and how important it is to calibrate it. Cameras and sensors make up the intricate system known as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Because the system needs to be aligned with the position of your vehicle, it needs to be recalibrated after a new windshield is installed. ADAS requires that your vehicle’s camera be properly aligned in addition to the windshield for the vehicle to continue to function.
Drivers Assistance System
ADAS works with sensors or a professionally installed windshield camera. When a vehicle is in a dangerous situation, these systems act as a second eye, triggering automated security measures if necessary. Collision warnings, lane departure warnings, and pedestrian registration are all features of ADAS technology. ADAS is standard on a lot of recent cars. To facilitate the system’s operation, these systems make use of a unique kind of glass called “Smart Auto Glass,” which has tinted and uncolored areas.
The front and rear bumpers of a vehicle can be outfitted with ADAS features. ADAS systems can be installed in the side-view mirrors in addition to the windshield. You will then be able to see the outside from every angle thanks to those sensors and the cameras in the bumpers at the front and back. It’s possible that the ADAS features need to be calibrated as well; we are able to do this for you. When you replace a windshield, it is our job to calibrate all ADAS features.
Windshield Replacement Requires Recalibration
When your windshield is replaced, we also recalibrate the ADAS systems in your vehicle, including the forward-facing camera. These systems contribute to the safety of you and other drivers on the road.
Equipment and training tailored to the calibration are required for ADAS. This does add to the costs of the work we do on your vehicle. Your insurance may cover the costs depending on the insurance plan you have. Additionally, keep in mind that the duration of the calibration procedure can range from thirty minutes to several hours depending on the type of vehicle you have.
Modern driver assistance systems use cameras to find potential dangers and act accordingly. The majority of cameras are installed on the roof, inside the windshield, or in the rearview mirror. In order to enhance depth perception, some automakers install two cameras on the windshield. However, the cameras’ accuracy may be affected by replacing the windshield. If your car has ADAS, it’s a good idea to get these replaced on a regular basis.
Most of the time, ADAS features are installed all over the vehicle. It’s possible that the cameras and sensors in the side-view mirrors work together with those on the front and back bumpers. They collaborate to offer 360-degree surround view, which directly impacts windshield replacement. Other ADAS features might also need to be calibrated.
Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are becoming increasingly common. It employs a human-machine interface. To assist drivers in remaining aware of the road and other obstacles, many of these systems make use of radar, lasers, and cameras. These systems need to be re-calibrated in order to function properly when a windshield is replaced. The process of replacing the cameras is frequently more complicated than replacing standard glass because of their sensitivity. These systems can only be calibrated by certified auto glass technicians.
Despite their long history, ADAS systems have only recently become widely available. To assist drivers while driving, these systems incorporate a variety of internal and external data, such as radar, LIDAR, cameras, and sensors. Additionally, they use human-machine interfaces to assist motorists in making safer decisions.
Calibration for a New Windshield
You might be wondering why a car needs to be recalibrated at all and the reasons why replacing a windshield causes problems. This is because car windshields are actually quite technological, and what you might think is just glass isn’t. There are built-in sensors, specially positioned areas of tint and no tint, heaters, noise reduction layers—the list goes on—that you can’t always see. ADAS can be connected to some of these built-in or attached sensors. Additionally, if the sensors move even by a millimeter or degree, it could upset the entire system. This is one reason why recalibration following a windshield replacement is necessary.
The system’s lens typically sees through specific areas of the windshield, especially in the more advanced systems that use cameras for lane departure, warning systems, and similar applications. Since it is a very precise area, careful installation is required to ensure that everything lines up. The cameras, like other sensors, are extremely adaptable and will likely require recalibration following a new installation.
It is crucial to bring in your vehicle to Valley Glass where you can depend on our experienced technicians to calibrate your ADAS correctly. Your safety on the road is our number one priority and we work hard to protect you and your family.