Throughout the last decade, we’ve made rapid advancements in the technology available to road warriors everywhere. In today’s vehicles, back-up cameras, lane departure warnings, collision avoidance systems, adaptive cruise control, and many other features are becoming standard. But what isn’t standard, is Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) compliance. Among all auto glass repair shops, only a fraction are ADAS compliant. If you own a vehicle with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems like those mentioned above, you’ll require ADAS compliance should you ever need auto glass repair or replacement. Below, the pros at Only 1 Auto Glass discuss the importance of ADAS compliance and why you should choose a shop that carries this certification.
ADAS Recalibration is Critical
If you own a vehicle with driver assistance technology, you can surely appreciate the accuracy and responsiveness of these features. But, if you ever need to have your auto glass repaired or replaced, you’ll need to consider whether doing so will affect the embedded technology.
While your windshield and other auto glass may appear to be a simple sheet of glass, there’s far more to it than meets the eye. Advanced technology complements your vehicle’s glass, and is designed to provide the most responsive experience possible. How do you think those rain-sensing wipers work? In newer vehicles, dozens of strategically placed tiny sensors and cameras work to essentially provide you with extra senses while you’re on the road. When you replace or repair your auto glass, technicians must recalibrate your vehicle’s camera supported advanced safety system for proper functioning.
No Recalibration, No Features
Imagine you take your vehicle to an auto glass shop after a hail storm wrecks your windshield. They perform a windshield replacement and send you on your way. However, on your drive home, you notice your assistance features aren’t responding as they normally do. What could be wrong? Your technician didn’t perform a windshield calibration as part of your replacement. Now, you’ll have to make another trip to a different shop who can recalibrate your cameras and sensors—as if your day wasn’t busy enough already.
To avoid this situation, always make sure an auto glass repair shop is ADAS compliant. If you have any of the following driver assistance features, your equipment must be recalibrated after replacement:
● Automatic braking
● Blind-spot monitoring
● Pedestrian detection
● Adaptive cruise control
● Automatic parking
● Lane assist
● Forward collision alert
Keep in mind, the above list is a small fraction of the driver assistance features available in today’s vehicles. If you have any questions about your particular make and model, the trained technicians at Only 1 Auto Glass are here to answer them.
Only 1 Auto Glass: Your Local ADAS Compliant Shop
At Only 1 Auto Glass, we know vehicle technology is an ever-changing industry. That’s why we do our very best to stay abreast of all industry changes that can affect the safety and functionality of your vehicle. If you own a vehicle with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, our experienced and certified technicians can replace and recalibrate your auto glass to get you back out on the road quickly and safely. To request your free estimate, or to schedule service on your vehicle, contact our team at 651.789.1111.