Windshild Calibration is actually the calibration of your ADAS-equipped vehicle’s camera that is mounted on or near the windshield. It’s not the glass itself that needs to be calibrated, it’s the camera.
Why does a windshield need calibration?
Once moved out of their initial position, ADAS cameras can’t re-calibrate themselves. That’s why professional calibration is necessary after windshield replacement and several other common service situations. Professional ADAS calibration ensures your windshield ADAS cameras are properly in place, with the right aim. This enables various ADAS safety systems in your car to work properly. This includes driver assistance functions like lane departure warning, collision avoidance braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control, and much more.
Overall, the ADAS calibration procedure adjusts and tests all the cameras and sensors attached to the windshield to ensure they function properly. The vehicle’s ADAS features may not operate correctly if they are not calibrated, leading to an accident.
How do you calibrate a windshield?
Windshield-mounted cameras require professional Windshild calibration with trained technicians using specialized tools in a controlled environment. Depending on your vehicle, calibrations can be static, dynamic, Or duel.
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 & re-calibrated. If this is not performed by the installer, you will have to go to the dealer to have the vehicle calibrated.
We make it easy to get your windshield re-calibrated. The Windshield Calibration Center is one of the only companies in Arizona with the capabilities, technical knowledge and expertise to calibrate the new ADAS windshields safely and properly. It is dangerous to have your windshield replaced and then skip the re-calibration process. Only hire a company that is technically trained and equipped for ADAS windshield re-calibration.
Contact us to schedule an appointment or learn more about ADAS windshield calibration.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “In 2017, 37,133 people died in motor vehicle crashes. Research shows that the vast number of vehicle crashes are tied to human error.”
They go on to report, “Driver assistance technologies not only keep drivers and passengers safe, but they keep other drivers and pedestrians safe too.”
So, the good news is that there’s a very high chance that appropriately functioning ADAS could prevent a lot of accidents related to human error moving forward.
In fact, estimates show that the ‘integration of ADAS in passenger vehicles — specifically cars, trucks, vans and SUVs — are estimated to have the potential to prevent 40% of all passenger-vehicle crashes, 37% of injuries that occur in passenger-vehicle crashes and 29% of deaths in crashes that involve passenger vehicles.”
Aside from these staggering statistics, there are very specific reasons that you should get your windshield calibrated properly.