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Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is a system used to help avoid accidents by always keeping your car a safe distance from the traffic ahead.
Top tip: Adaptive Cruise Control uses a radar-based system that does not usually require calibration. However, some systems use cameras to see objects and will require a calibration after fitting a replacement windscreen.
Adaptive headlights are designed to make driving in low-light conditions safer by increasing the visibility around curves and over hills. This advanced feature uses steering input to make sure that the vehicle’s path is always lit up .
Top tip: Adaptive Headlights use camera-based systems that will require calibration after a windscreen replacement.
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is a feature that helps improve safety by identifying critical situations early and warning the driver. AEB also can reduce the chance of an accident by lowering the speed before collision.
Top tip: AEB systems use both lidar and radar technology. However, some systems do use cameras to detect objects and will require a calibration after fitting a new windscreen.
This feature alerts you when another vehicle or object is in your blind spot. Extremely useful when changing lane, Blind Spot Awareness can help prevent collisions.
Top tip: This ADAS system uses radar technology that will not require calibration after a windshield replacement.
This advanced system uses cameras to detect if the driver is unintentionally straying out of its lane. It alerts the driver with an audible warning or a vibration on the steering wheel.
Top tip: Lane Departure Warning uses camera-based technology that will require calibration if you replace your windscreen.
Using a front-facing camera, this ADAS system detects traffic signs. Once this happens, it is then relayed onto the dashboard to alert the driver.
Top tip: This advanced system uses cameras to detect traffic signs and will require a calibration if you replace your windshield.
For us to carry out a successful ADAS calibration, we need to make sure that your vehicle has no additional loading. This includes fixed loading such as external racking, roof racks and canopies.
However, some commercial vehicles will have permanent fixtures, which will have to stay on the vehicle for us to carry out a successful windscreen calibration.
Some vehicles will need to have a full tank of fuel when carrying out a camera calibration. This is to help make sure that the sensors are calibrated accurately and to the manufacturer’s required standard.
Some of the vehicle makes and models include:
For us to perform a successful ADAS calibration, we will need your vehicle to be fitted with 4 full-sized wheels. Each wheel will need to have their tyre pressures in line with the manufacturer's specification.
More information regarding tyre pressures can usually be found in your vehicle handbook.
An ADAS calibration is a process carried out to correctly align the cameras and sensors of a car so that its ADAS system can work as intended.
Most ADAS features rely on a group of cameras or sensors to do their job. They usually sit inside a car windscreen and when a glass replacement is carried out, its angle and position changes.
A calibration is performed to correct this, so that your vehicle's ADAS is working as intended.
If a calibration is missed out, an ADAS feature may not work like it should and could cause a potential risk to you and others on the road.
Dynamic calibration involves driving the vehicle to complete the process.
Static calibration takes place at our site. Here, we use levelled flooring and specialist equipment to make sure that we can complete a successful calibration.
This may differ dependant on the vehicle. We would allow between 1 – 2 hours.
Glass replacements can cause small unexpected changes in the angle of a camera. This can be the difference between a car avoiding an accident or not.
That’s why your vehicle manufacturer strongly recommends getting an ADAS calibration with your replacement windscreen.