What is ADAS?
Since 2010, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have become more prevalent in new vehicles. As the majority of manufactured vehicles are integrating this technology, it is likely that if you don’t already own a vehicle equipped with ADAS, in the future, you will. ADAS is designed to enhance road safety, relying on sensors, lasers and radar – often with a camera mounted to the windshield. Our safety relies on this technology making ADAS re-calibration crucial.
With new technology comes new safety measures. Not only is it imperative to have ADAS sensors re-calibrated by a First Response Glass certified technician when the windshield is replaced but, whenever a sensor’s aiming is disturbed in any way. This can happen during a minor accident, when air bags deploy and hit the windshield or even tire pressure change. Although ADAS is designed to enhance safety, failure to re-calibrate can cause malfunctions that could be life threatening.
Not sure if your vehicle has ADAS?
Here are some of the most common features that are operated by ADAS:
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Adaptive Light Control
- Automatic Breaking
- Automatic Parking
- Blind Spot Detection
- Collision Avoidance Systems
- Driver Drowsiness Detection
- GPS Navigation
- Hill Decent Control
- Intelligent Speed Adaptation
- Lane Departure Warning Systems
- Night Vision
- Tire Pressure Monitoring
There are many challenges to sensor re-calibration, and because of that, many auto repair shops and windshield installers send cars to the dealer. At First Response Glass, we have invested in training our government certified technicians and equipment to effectively re-calibrate ADAS systems.
Don’t risk sending your vehicle to a shop without ADAS certification. Request a complimentary quote or book an appointment now!