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.
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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
What are the different ways of recalibrating advanced driver-assistance systems?
As of today, static and dynamic are the two ways of recalibrating advanced driver-assistance systems. In some cases, the two methods need to be used. We perform static calibration at our service centres with the help of targets and patented tools. As for dynamic calibration, the camera is recalibrated while the technician is driving the vehicle. Complete recalibration is achieved by using both processes and is referred to as universal calibration.