ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems is a family of safe driving systems used to improve safer driving. Most all automobile accidents occur because of human error. ADAS don’t replace required drivers’ attentiveness to safe driving. They are designed to increase car safety and more generally road safety for everyone.
Automobiles equipped with ADAS have proven to reduce road fatalities by minimizing driver’s errors. Safety features are designed to avoid collisions and accidents using alert warning systems to notify a driver of potential problems or to avoid collisions.
An increasing number of newer vehicles have advanced driver assistance systems such as
- Forward Collison Alert
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Change Assistance
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Collison Avoidance System
- Electronic Stability Control
- Parking Sensor
- Pedestrian Protection System
ADAS & Your Windshield
In many newer model vehicles with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) there are cameras, sensors and other technologies mounted on the windshield that can affect how your vehicle functions. Reports show that by 2020, more than 44% of new auto glass production will include ADAS features. As more vehicles hit the road equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems auto glass will become more complex, and so will the process for replacing them.
What Is ADAS Calibration?
Vehicles equipment with ADAS technology has proven to be safer on the road and help prevent accidents and deaths. We can expect more vehicles to come equipped with more advanced ADAS warnings every year. However, these systems are present at the factory to the current conditions of your vehicle.
After purchase changes to a vehicle such as
- Accidents requiring bodywork
- Windshield repair or replacement
- Increasing tire size
- Vehicle Modifications
can change an ADAS camera angle by just one degree. Any changes to a vehicle’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems can have an impact on the camera’s viewing area, which can impact how the vehicle’s ADAS features will perform.
ADAS calibration adjusts and tests all the cameras and sensors on the windshield until they are correctly aligned. Without calibration, the vehicles, Advance Driver Assistance Systems may not function properly and possibly lead to an accident.
Call Windshield Calibration Services Today!
Windshield calibration typically takes about 30 to 45 minutes. Even though it sounds simple, the calibration is a complex process that requires specialized equipment and training. Windshield Calibration Services is a factory trained and authorized dealer for Opti-Aim™, a custom calibration tool from Pilkington. When connected with a vehicle’s computer Opti-Aim™ starts the optimization process of windshields cameras alignment and restores cameras to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Each of our technicians is Opti-Aim™ trained and certified. Our mission is to make driver assistance systems safe – again! For the fastest response to your ADAS calibration needs calls us today at (239) 719-1177.