Much advancement has been made in the automotive industry in recent times, which has significantly improved the way people enjoy driving and how safe and comfortable they feel behind the wheel. Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) helped contribute to the manufacturing of smart vehicles. These systems have already been integrated to many makes and models of vehicles and will become even more popular in the near future.
Some of the most notable features in advanced driver-assistance systems are: lane keeping, danger detection, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking and safety warnings (sounds or vibrations).
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According to some automakers, camera recalibration is necessary after the replacement of a windshield, and should be made at one of their dealerships. Is this true or false?
This is false. As a matter of fact, in 2012, the Dutch advertising code authority ordered a car manufacturer (Volvo) to retract this declaration and recognize not just dealers but technicians (like those at Speedy Glass®) as capable of safely replacing windshields that come with a camera.
What are the advanced driver-assistance system components that can be impacted during a windshield replacement?
Advanced driver-assistance systems and cameras are connected through the vehicle’s windshield. Data pertaining to traffic and road environment are captured by the cameras. It should be expected that a camera that has not been recalibrated after the replacement of a windshield can result in poor performance.
Speedy Glass® professionals are expertly trained to use today’s technology and patented tools. When a windshield that features a driver- assistance system is replaced, the camera is recalibrated and fitted onto the new windshield.1 The camera power is not turned off during a windshield replacement.
1 In participating locations