Drivers that just had their windshield replaced should be aware of the possibility that they will need to have their vehicle’s camera recalibrated. The automatic sensors in your car are calibrated for a specific view, so if you replace your windshield and it is not aligned with the original one, then this will change. It is important to get this fixed as soon as possible because otherwise, your cameras won’t be able to accurately read your surroundings and this could put you in a dangerous situation.
One of the main purposes of ADAS calibration is to minimize or prevent the negative impacts of unfortunate events such as collisions. The system does this through a series of audio and visual alerts. There can be many ADAS features installed in a car, but the most common ones include:
- Lane Departure Warning
- Collision warning
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Headlight control
- Pedestrian protection
- Automatic cruise control
- Park assist and many others
One of the main features of ADAS is the front-facing camera which is installed behind the windshield and in order for ADAS to work properly, this camera also needs to be in working order.
Without being sure that the camera is working properly, the ADAS won’t be able to do its job the way it is supposed to and this can be a serious safety risk. It doesn’t require much for these sensors to stop working properly.
When you are in imminent danger, in order to take the necessary action e.g. stop the car, you need to be alerted early. But if the ADAS isn’t working properly, the signals and alerts can be delayed and you might not be able to stop the vehicle on time. So it’s important to calibrate the windshield.
You as the driver, aren’t the only ones at risk here. Other drivers or your passengers can also be in danger if your ADAS isn’t working the way it should.
If you just had your windshield replaced, and if your vehicle is equipped with lane departure, forward collision alert, or adaptive cruise control (ADAS features), contact Bee-Line Calibrations. We will come to your location and have you back on the road, safely, in no time.