Why You Must Calibrate Your Vehicle’s Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS)
With the increase of fatalities from motor vehicle accidents, it’s never been more important to ensure your safety on the road is not compromised. The Texas Department of Transportation reports 2021 as the second most deadly year on Texas roads since 1940, causing 4,480 deaths statewide.
To improve safety and prevent collisions, modern vehicles are equipped with an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). ADAS is a collective term which includes a variety of technologies and sensors used to provide safety warnings to the driver, and sometimes take temporary control when a collision is determined. However, not all ADAS sensors have the capability to alert the driver when calibration is needed.
The automotive professionals here at Star Collision calibrate ADAS according to proper Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) standards to ensure correct function.
More about ADAS
During the calibration process, the ADAS technologies are tested and adjusted as needed. ADAS calibration is specific to your vehicle. A different OEM calibration process is required for each make and model. Calibration usually takes about 1-2 hours to complete, depending on the adjustments required. Common ADAS technologies include:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane departure warning
- Lane keeping assistance
- Automatic emergency braking (AEB)
- Pedestrian automatic emergency braking (PAEB)
- Forward collision warning (FCW)
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Camera sensors
ADAS technologies have the capability to prevent 20,841 deaths per year, about 62% of total traffic deaths. Today, if a vehicle manufacturer desires a 5 star crash test rating for a vehicle, that vehicle must have an Advanced Driver Assist System to do so.
ADAS and your Windshield
You might think windshields haven’t changed much over the years with automotive advancements. However, numerous sensing devices are included in the windshields of modern vehicles today. Even minor windshield damage could throw off the entire system and compromise the ability of your ADAS technology to keep you from a collision. ADAS calibration is important to consider when seeking windshield repair or replacement.
Seeking ADAS Calibration
Due to the sensitivity of ADAS, calibration is necessary after all motor vehicle accidents. In addition to traffic accidents, any form of physical damage requires calibration of ADAS devices.
Chances are, the ADAS in your vehicle needs calibrating. Don’t wait! Even if everything appears to be functioning normally in your vehicle, your ADAS sensors could be in need of adjustment. Contact Star Collision today to make an appointment with our automotive professionals. ADAS is only as good as its calibration, and we want you and your family to feel confident in the performance of your vehicle every time you get on the road.