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What is ADAS Recalibration?
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What is ADAS Recalibration?

It’s an amazing time to be a driver. Technological innovations in the automobile industry over the past 20 years have completely revolutionized the driving experience. GPS has made it easier for drivers to get where they’re going, and thanks to hands-free communication, they can do it more safely than ever before. Backup cameras have made it easier and safer to back out of a parking lot or driveway. And with the advent of Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) technology, driving and parking is safer than ever.

When your windshield needs to be replaced, it’s important for your windshield repair team to know how to work with ADAS tech. In this post from our Zenith Auto Glass team, we’ll talk about ADAS and break down some common questions about ADAS recalibration. Give us a call to schedule your windshield replacement or ADAS calibration.

What is ADAS and How Does it Work?

ADAS is a type of technology that helps make driving safer through the use of cameras and/or sensors. The objective of ADAS technology is to help reduce the chance of collisions due to driver error, a leading cause of accidents.

Essentially, ADAS alerts drivers when a possible obstacle is in their path and helps to provide lane centering. ADAS systems can include automatic emergency braking, lane departure warnings, forward collision warnings, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and lane-keeping assistance. Parking assistance and rear traffic alerts may also be included in a car’s ADAS tech.

ADAS Sensors

As you can see, ADAS systems can be quite technologically advanced. In order to provide all of these alerts, ADAS employs a range of sensors to help your car’s system identify what’s going on around your vehicle. Vehicles may use either information from one sensor or a combination of sensors through what is known as “sensor fusion.”

The important thing to understand about ADAS sensors is that they require precise calibration, and if they are not calibrated correctly, the system will not function as it’s meant to. When a vehicle is involved in a collision, no matter how minor, it may become misaligned or the information it processes will be faulty. In other words, if a sensor is misaligned by even a degree, it must be recalibrated.   

These are some of the problems that can be caused by misaligned ADAS sensors:

●        Problems with your car’s computer system

●        Warning lights

●        Failure to alert drivers of an impending collision

ADAS Calibration

Car manufacturers recommend sensor recalibration anytime ADAS sensors may have been disturbed. In addition to offering recalibration during windshield replacement, we also offer recalibration services for any reason. Zenith stands apart for having the most complete ADAS calibration equipment regionally for serving both domestic and foreign vehicles. Our factory-trained technicians are skilled in all ADAS function calibrations and work in a facility that’s large enough to test ADAS calibration.

Seek recalibration when your vehicle experiences any of the following:

●        Front end alignment

●        New tires and tire changes

●        Headlight replacement

●        Airbag deployment

●        Suspension repair

●        Camera replacement

●        Brake repair

●        Engine or powertrain control replacement

●        Muddy and snowy driving conditions

Static Recalibration and Dynamic Recalibration

There are two kinds of ADAS calibration: dynamic recalibration and static recalibration. With static calibration, also known as in-shop calibration, sensor calibration is done in an OEM-recommended workspace. In static recalibration, the sensors can be recalibrated without actually driving the vehicle. This is accomplished by using special targets in relation to the location of the automobile. As the name indicates, dynamic recalibration tests the calibration while the car is in a dynamic condition, in this case while on the road.

The Zenith Calibration Difference

There are a number of benefits to using an auto glass replacement team to handle your ADAS replacement. Every vehicle with a camera requires recalibration after windshield repair, which is why all of our technicians are specially trained in OEM recommendations for sensors. Because we’re familiar with the process of sensor adjustment, we’re able to offer this service for more than just windshield repair.

We understand that our customers have busy lives. That’s why we offer pick-up and delivery of vehicles to make the process as easy as possible. To help you keep up with your vehicle repair record, we also offer pre-scans and post-scans before and after calibration.

Windshield Replacement And Safety System Recalibration

If your ADAS indicators are flashing codes, your ADAS system isn’t guaranteed to work safely. To be sure your system can work for you when you need it, contact our ADAS windshield calibration pros at Zenith Auto Glass. We’ll recalibrate your sensors and get you back on the road as quickly and safely as possible. We’re committed to offering convenient, professional service throughout Duluth and the surrounding areas. To speak to a member of our team, give us a call at 218-275-5555 or contact us online.

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