An increasing number of newer model vehicles are starting to include Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems (ADAS) that are intended to increase car safety thanks to a human-machine interface, keeping you and those around you safe. Although drivers are still responsible for safe driving, ADAS are helping avoid road accidents that occur due to human error. The technologies offer features and alert the driver to potential hazards, problems, and help avoid collisions.
How Do Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems Affect the Windshield?
Many Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems require several cameras and sensors in order to alert the driver of potential hazards. Many of which are installed on the upper, inner surface of the windshield or attached on the headliner, which means that they will need to be recalibrated following a windshield replacement. If these systems are calibrated properly, they will not work properly and give inaccurate information to the driver.
What is ADAS Recalibration?
Once a windshield is repaired or replaced, the ADAS cameras and sensors will be reinstalled and recalibrated.
Static Recalibration – Static recalibration requires a target to be mounted in front of the vehicle to assist with the recalibration process and takes roughly 45-minutes.
Dynamic Recalibration – The vehicle is driven for roughly 30-minutes to one hour at a specific speed to reclibrate the systems.
Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, both types of recalibration might be necessary.