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Advanced Driver Assitance Systems

Opti-Aim Certified – ADAS recalibration

Does your vehicle utilize Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)? If so, it’s important to remember that the cameras for these systems are usually mounted to the windshield, so any time you replace your windshield the camera needs to be calibrated. Mr. Auto Glass is one of only a few shops in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater area equipped to handle bringing these services directly to the customer.

We Face a Multitude of Hazards While Behind the Wheel

As we all know, the road can be an extremely dangerous place, even for those of us who try our hardest to drive carefully and safely. Unfortunately, there are many people who practice reckless, distracted, or otherwise negligent driving habits. What’s more, those of us who consider ourselves to be conscientious drivers can become comfortable and complacent.

Not only do you have to worry about other drivers but there’s also a multitude of other hazards that you must contend with. Some of the other things you may have to deal with while behind the wheel include:

  • Derbis, parked cars, and pedestrians in the roadway
  • Inclimate weather conditions
  • Limited visibility due to smog or vehicle emissions
  • Poorly lit roads and highways
  • Debris falling from vehicles or getting kicked up from the ground
  • Animals in and around the roadway
  • Slick pavement caused by oil, large amounts of other spilled liquids, or flash flooding
  • Poor visibility caused by the sun shining in your eyes

Advanced Driver Assitance Systems and Windshield Replacements

Vehicles equipped with ADAS employ a system of cameras, lasers, and radar that help the driver to avoid the dangers of the road. The assistive features provided by ADAS include:

  • Pedestrian detection
  • Collision mitigating breaking
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Lane departure warning systems
  • Lane keep assist
  • Forward collision alert
  • Driver status monitoring
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Adaptive headlights

For these assistive features to work correctly, your vehicle’s ADAS will have to be adjusted any time you replace your windshield. First, the camera needs to be removed, and once the new windshield is installed the camera must be attached to the bracket and then calibrated. Proper calibration helps to guide your car’s computer to ensure that these systems work the way they were intended.

Whether your vehicle has ADAS or not, the experts at Mr. Auto Glass can come to you to replace your windshield. Driving with a damaged windshield is dangerous because it can limit visibility and compromise the structural integrity of the car. For more information, give us a call at (866) 300-5031.

Pinellas County, FL

Pinellas County, FL
(727) 202-3748

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Polk County, FL
(863) 517-3223

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Pasco County, FL
(352) 600-4485

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Duval / Clay County, FL
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FLORIDA STATE STATUTES – UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL – MOTOR VEHICLES

627.7288
​Comprehensive coverage; deductible not to apply to motor vehicle glass.
316.2951
Motor vehicle windows; definitions.
316.2952
Windshields; requirements; restrictions.
316.2953
Side windows; restrictions on sunscreening material.
316.2954
​Windows behind the driver; restrictions on sunscreening material.
316.29545
Window sunscreening exclusions; medical exemption; certain law enforcement vehicles and private investigative service vehicles exempt.
316.2955
​Window sunscreening material; compliance labeling; tolerances.
​316.2956
​Violation of provisions relating to windshields, windows, and sunscreening material; penalties.