Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, are a family of safety systems that are designed to work together to automate and enhance vehicle safety by alerting the driver to potential problems and avoid collisions.
Some common ADAS features:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Forward Collision Alert
- Lane Departure Warning System
- Lane Keep Assist
How does ADAS relate to my windshield?
The ADAS system usually includes a front facing camera that is mounted to the front windshield and when a windshield is replaced the camera must be removed and re-attached. Due to the changes in placement when replacing the windshield, differences with the mount the camera rests in and differences of glass clarity, it will be critical to have the camera re-calibrated correctly.
Windshield re-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. It is absolutely critical that the vehicle’s ADAS system is re-calibrated any time there is a change in any way to the windshield.
Two types of re-calibration:
Static re-calibration consists of setting up a vehicle-specific target board a precise distance from the vehicle and finding the center of the vehicle. The camera is then re-calibrated via the scan tool connected to the vehicle’s computer and the target board aligns the vehicle.
Dynamic re-calibration consists of hooking up a scan tool to the vehicle and going for a road test. The road test will then align the vehicle while the scan tool re-calibrates the camera.
At Titan Auto Glass every re-calibration is done with OEM tools, by OEM trained techs and meet OEM specifications.