Do you own a vehicle with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) such as adaptive cruise control, blindspot monitoring, parking assist, or automatic emergency braking? If so, those features rely on strategically placed sensors and cameras to function properly. And if you ever need auto glass replacement service, wheel alignment, or are involved in even a minor collision, those cameras and sensors can and likely will become misaligned.
When that happens, you’ll need to have static and/or dynamic ADAS recalibration performed on your vehicle to bring the sensors and cameras back to their proper position. Without this service, your assistance systems won’t function properly — or may not function at all — which puts your safety at risk.
What exactly does this service involve? And what the heck does dynamic and static ADAS recalibration even mean? Let’s take a look.
What Is ADAS Recalibration?
ADAS recalibration is simply the process of realigning and calibrating the sensors and cameras that your vehicle’s advanced driver assistance systems rely on to function. Those sensors and cameras are essentially your vehicle’s eyes and ears into the world surrounding you on the road. They continually feed information to your safety systems that keep you safe as you drive
For example, blindspot monitoring can’t happen unless a camera detects that another vehicle is in your blind spot. If that camera becomes misaligned (which can happen fairly easily) it can’t let you know the actual position of the other driver on the road.
Unless you get that camera recalibrated, your blind spot monitoring won’t work as it should, which can be a major problem, if that’s a feature you rely on while driving.
When you visit a shop for ADAS recalibration, you’ll need either static or dynamic calibration, depending on your vehicle and the features it has. In some cases, you might need both types. But what’s the difference between the two?
Static vs. Dynamic ADAS Recalibration: What’s the Difference?
Both types of ADAS recalibration ultimately calibrate the sensors and cameras that are strategically placed throughout your vehicle. But each type relies on different technology to get the job done. Here’s what you should know about the difference between dynamic and static ADAS recalibration.
Dynamic ADAS Recalibration
Also called mobile recalibration, dynamic ADAS recalibration uses a hand-held device that a technician plugs directly into your vehicle. With the device plugged in, the technician then drives your vehicle at a manufacturer-designated speed over a prescribed distance, which calibrates the ADAS systems.
While the technician operates the vehicle, the cameras, sensors, and assistance systems become accustomed to road and driving conditions. During this process, the systems learn to react and respond to issues and occurrences on the road, which helps keep you safe while you drive.
Static ADAS Recalibration
Static ADAS recalibration can only be performed in a highly controlled environment while your vehicle is stationary. This service requires sensitive, specialty equipment, such as a Camera and Sensor Calibration Tool, which is designed to calibrate specific technological features.
Schedule ADAS Recalibration in the Twin Cities
Whether your vehicle requires auto glass replacement or its ADAS cameras and sensors somehow became misaligned, let our team at Only 1 Auto Glass help you out! We specialize in both static and dynamic ADAS recalibration for all vehicles with advanced driver assistance systems and have multiple locations throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro.
To get a quote or schedule service, give us a call today at 651-789-1111 or request a free estimate, and we’ll get in touch promptly with additional information.