The vehicles on the Greater Tampa roadways include those with automated driving systems (ADS) and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). ADAS systems have state-of-the-art safety features that are designed to reduce accidents. ADS systems are designed for use in driverless autos.
How Do ADAS Systems Affect Auto Glass Replacement?
If your vehicle has an ADAS system, any windshield replacement or repair must be performed by a trained, certified and qualified professional. Windshield replacement has become increasingly sophisticated because the ADAS system works with multiple vehicle components. This is not a job for amateurs.
When a windshield is replaced, components that interact with the ADAS system are removed and reattached. Making a slight adjustment of even one degree in a camera angle can completely throw off the viewing area. Besides windshield replacement, ADAS vehicles must be calibrated after any disconnection, fault code, change of suspension or wheel alignment.
Why Is Calibration Essential?
To gather precise and reliable information in real time, windshield-mounted sensors, cameras, and lasers must be adjusted and aligned with all the other system components. Mounted elements affect the performance of your vehicle. During calibration, these components are examined and adjusted.
What If the System Is Not Calibrated?
Malfunctioning sensors and cameras will receive distorted information. That, in turn, can cause functions such as blind spot monitoring, collision avoidance, and lane assist to fail.
Improper calibration can cause an ADAS vehicle to become dangerous and uncontrollable. Essential safety features may function erratically if at all. System glitches can lead to unexpected and unnecessary braking or swerving.
The specialists at Mr. Auto Glass have the training and expertise to replace your windshield and calibrate it too. If your ADAS car needs a professional auto glass installation, schedule a visit, and let’s get you back in the safe zone.