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What is ADAS and Why is Calibration Important?

Kent Lansing
Apr 10, 2020

An increasing number of newer model vehicles are starting to include Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems (ADAS). Comprising a series of sensors, ADAS works to alert the driver to potential hazards, problems, and help avoid collisions. Although drivers are still responsible for safe driving, ADAS are helping avoid road accidents that occur due to human error. 

How Do Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems Affect the Windshield?

Many Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems (ADAS) require several cameras and sensors in order to alert the driver of potential hazards. Many of these 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 not calibrated properly they will give inaccurate or no information to the driver, increasing the risk of accidents due to a false sense of safety.

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 recalibrate the systems.

Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, both types of recalibration might be necessary.

Does Glassy offer ADAS Recalibration?

In short, yes. However, due to the significant investment and additional training required to properly recalibrate ADAS, this service is not available in all locations. 

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