Windshield Camera Recalibration and ADAS

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This page explains how windshield recalibration (also sometimes called "ADAS recalibration") works, and what happens if you need a windshield recalibration with your auto glass service.

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The Role of the Windshield Camera in ADAS Systems

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What Are ADAS Systems?

Advanced Driver Assistance Safety (ADAS) systems are a group of systems that work together to improve safety in modern vehicles.

ADAS systems enhance vehicle safety by alerting the driver of potential issues. They can also automate safety by taking over control of the vehicle in the event of a potential collision or crash.

What is the Windshield Camera's Role in ADAS Systems?

  • Many ADAS systems and features rely on front-facing cameras mounted to the headliner or the top, inside surface of the windshield.
  • If these cameras aren't properly calibrated, the ADAS systems and features that rely on them may not work properly, which could put vehicle occupants and others in the vicinity in danger.
  • To ensure ADAS systems are working properly, most vehicle manufacturers specify that these cameras need to be professionally recalibrated after a new windshield is installed in the vehicle.

The 2 Types of Windshield Camera Recalibration

After your new windshield has been installed, it will be time for the ADAS recalibration process.

ADAS recalibration ensures that your vehicle's safety systems are working properly.

There are two types of recalibration:

  1. Static recalibration
  2. Dynamic recalibration

Some auto manufacturers specify static, some specify dynamic, and some specify both types of recalibration.

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    Static Recalibration

    In this process, the vehicle is not moving, and a target image mounted in front of the vehicle is used to recalibrate the camera system. It normally takes about 45 - 60 minutes.

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    Dynamic Recalibration

    In this process, the vehicle is driven at a specific speed on roads with clear markings to recalibrate the camera system. It normally takes about 30 - 60 minutes.

Our Windshield Recalibration Process

Most vehicles don't have windshield cameras, so most of the time windshield recalibration won't be necessary when we install your new windshield.

If Your Vehicle Does Require Windshield Recalibration:

  • The recalibration process is part of the insurance claim for your new windshield. If you're replacing your windshield through insurance, the recalibration will be included and in most cases you won't need to pay extra out of pocket for it.
  • Your technician can meet you anywhere around the Valley to install your new windshield.
  • After your new windshield has been installed in your vehicle, we will refer you to 1 or more recalibration locations where you can go for your recalibration.
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