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Advanced Driver Assistance System, also known as ADAS, has a significant impact on safety conditions on the road. As with any other sensitive feature related to your vehicle, the ADAS features also need proper maintenance on occasion, such as windshield replacement.

At Easy Auto Glass, we provide high-quality auto glass services for your vehicle! We also provide in-house ADAS calibrations on top of our windshield replacement services to provide you with an opportunity to get all the maintenance needed for your vehicle in one place. So check out our windshield repair and replacement offers and contact us to schedule an appointment!

What Is ADAS, and How Does It Improve Safety?

Safety is the top priority of any vehicle’s owner. It's why so much effort and research go into developing advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). These systems enhance current driving capabilities and help the driver control their vehicle better, and even prevent some dangerous situations from occurring. While these systems seem futuristic, they're already available in many vehicles. But what are the most common features that the ADAS provide? Let's have a look!

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Adaptive cruise control, also known as ACC, is one of the most valuable features of any ADAS. It helps the drivers to maintain a safe following distance and stay within the speed limit. The ACC system adjusts the vehicle's speed automatically to keep that safe distance between vehicles.

Collision Avoidance Systems

This safety system is designed to prevent collisions or significantly decrease their severity. Besides warning and alerting the driver, some collision avoidance systems also mitigate risk by overriding them. These types of systems will help change the vehicle's throttle or apply its brakes in order for a collision to be avoided.

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)

This system significantly improves safety on the road by automatically stopping the vehicle if the driver fails to do so. In addition, the feature is constantly monitoring the road condition to identify and prevent potentially dangerous situations.

Blind-spot Monitoring

Blind-spot monitoring is an essential feature of the ADAS system. It uses sensors to detect objects and other vehicles located on the driver's side and rear. If an object or another car has been detected, the system warns the driver by sound, vibration or both.

Adaptive Headlights

Adaptive headlights give better visibility to the drivers in changing roadway conditions, such as curves. This feature allows for headlights to move side to side as the steering wheel turns, but it's important to note that the feature does not automatically switch from low to high beams.

Adaptive Light Control

The adaptive light control feature gives drivers better visibility during the night and improves nighttime traffic safety. ALC optimizes the headlamp illumination by continuously adapting it to current driving conditions.

What Is the Difference Between Static and Dynamic ADAS Calibration?

Dynamic ADAS Calibration

Dynamic ADAS calibration, also known as mobile or on-road ADAS calibration, uses a handheld unit that is plugged directly into the vehicle's system. This type of calibration requires the vehicle to be in motion. This is why, once the unit is being plugged into the vehicle, it will begin to drive at a specific speed, for a specific distance and in optimal weather conditions. The manufacturer specifies all these important details. 

Static ADAS Calibration

For the static ADAS Calibration, the vehicle doesn't need to be in motion, and the service can be performed while the car is parked in place. This type of calibration requires a large space and specific equipment, which is why it is always done in a specialized auto workshop. The tools used for static ADAS calibration use a series of specific targets that the sensors must be able to read to recalibrate accurately. The vehicle needs to be placed at a specific distance from the targets. The targets' height also needs to be adjusted. 

Static and dynamic ADAS calibration are two different methods that can't be substituted for each other. Your vehicle manufacturer will indicate which method should be used, along with specific parameters to be considered during testing and calibration. For both, proper tire pressure and enough fuel in the tank play an essential role in the proper calibration of vehicles.

It's rare for auto glass shops to offer ADAS recalibration services in addition to a windshield replacement service. At Easy Auto Glass, we strive to be the best in the business and offer ADAS calibration on top of our windshield repair and replacement services! Contact us today or visit our shop, situated in Calgary, to discuss how we can help.

Read more: How Does ADAS Calibration Improve Your Vehicle's Safety?

How Long Does It Take to Recalibrate ADAS?

The ADAS calibration can take from 30 minutes to over 3 hours, depending on the vehicle condition and specifics. The wait time is often longer for vehicles that require extensive recalibration due to windshield replacement.

When Should You Recalibrate the ADAS System of Your Vehicle?

ADAS recalibration is required on several occasions:

  • When your vehicle's windshield has been replaced or removed for any reason.

  • When a wheel realignment has been performed.

  • When your car suspension has been changed. (Tire Size, Lift Kit, etc.)

  • If your vehicle camera has been disconnected for any reason.

  • If your vehicle has been in a collision.

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