One of the many services we provide here at McConnell Auto Glass is ADAS calibration. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance System. Most modern cars are equipped with cameras and sensors that connect to the vehicle’s computer system to help drivers do things like stay in their lane, avoid collisions, and see behind them when backing up. While these systems have made cars much safer, they need to be properly calibrated in order to be effective. In this article, we’ll provide a brief overview of ADAS calibration and how it works, so you can better understand why you need these services.
- What is ADAS Calibration? To calibrate a sensor means to check its readings against a standard measurement, then adjust it to make its readings line up with the standard. ADAS calibration, then, is a process of testing the cameras and sensors in your car to make sure they are giving you accurate readings. You rely on those sensors to help you drive safely, and if they are off by even a little bit, your safety could be seriously compromised. Our team has extensive experience in working on these systems, and we are a preferred vendor for insurance companies, so you can count on us to make sure your ADAS is properly calibrated.
- When is ADAS Calibration Necessary? You will need to use ADAS calibration services after you have any kind of major repair done on your vehicle, as the sensors can be thrown off during the repair process and will need to be adjusted to bring them back into proper alignment. For example, you will need to get your system recalibrated after getting your windshield replaced.