Advanced Driver Assistance System Calibration
ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance System. It is a rapidly growing new technology that includes systems to help the driver in the driving process. When designed with a safe human-machine interface they should increase car safety & more generally, road safety.
What Impact is ADAS Having on the Autoglass Industry?
As of September 2015, 10 auto manufacturers committed to making Automatic Emergency Breaking a standard feature on all cars. These manufacturers accounted for ~57% of US auto sales in 2014
As of December 2015, NHTSA is adding ADAS to their New Car Assessment Program (5-Star Safety Rating) & vehicles must have ADAS to receive a 5-Star rating
Why do we need to be able to perform calibration?
Calibration guides the vehicle’s computer & ensures these systems are working properly
When a windshield is replaced, the camera should be removed from the bracket & unplugged from the car. After the replacement is completed, the camera needs to be reattached & recalibrated. If this is not performed by the installer, consumers will have to go to the dealer to have the vehicle calibrated*
*Even a camera that has not been unplugged from the car needs to be recalibrated to ensure proper functionality of the ADAS features & minimize the potential liability of the installer
It is important to consider the impact that not offering calibration could potentially have on your business
What is Calibration?
Calibration is necessary after a new glass installation, particularly a windshield with a camera mounted to it, to ensure that the ADAS features continue to function properly despite having been moved during installation