Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are valuable tools that help drivers stay alert and use the road safely. However, as with many high-tech auto advancements, they need tune-ups every once in a while. Learn more about what ADAS recalibration is and when you need it.
Types of ADAS
If you’ve been driving your current car for a while, you may recognize some of these systems as ones you use every day.
- AEB: Automatic emergency braking senses when your car is about to crash. It’ll alert you to take corrective actions; if you don’t, it’ll apply the emergency brake.
- Lane departure warning: This system will let you know when you start drifting out of your lane and advise you to stay within the lines. Some cars have a Lane Keep Assist (LKA) feature that will steer the car back to the center of the lane if the driver doesn’t do it themselves.
- Adaptive cruise control: While cruise control has been around for many years, auto innovators are always working on ways to make it safer and more intuitive. Adaptive cruise control adjusts your cruising speed to keep you at a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.
When To Recalibrate
Many ADAS components, such as cameras and sensors, are mounted around or behind a vehicle’s windshield. If you get into a car crash—even a small one—and your windshield is damaged, those ADAS components will likely become misaligned. Poorly calibrated ADAS won’t help much in preventing future crashes or staying centered in your lane.
The moment you notice any damage to your windshield, call your local auto window services provider to set up a recalibration appointment.
The Importance of Recalibration
When your auto window technician recalibrates your ADAS, they realign and retest the whole system. They repair or replace broken components and direct sensors into the right position. If the sensor is even a millimeter off, the system may give you wildly inaccurate information.
Precision is key when calibrating and recalibrating ADAS sensors and other components. In the case of automatic emergency braking, a sensor that’s misaligned by less than one degree could mean the difference between a car crash and a crisis averted.
Keep your car’s safety features in tip-top condition by having your ADAS recalibrated when you need it. If your windshield is compromised in any way, call Cali Glass N Tint to set your sensors right!