Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

Driving technology has grown leaps and bounds in the past decade. Front-facing cameras mounted on or near your windshield have become a common safety feature on modern cars and trucks. These cameras are part of your vehicle's Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) and are designed to protect you and your vehicle on the road.

After a damage windshield is replaced, automakers specify that these systems must be recalibrated to ensure that the safety features continue to work as intended. At Capital Auto Glass we typically can complete windshield replacement and ADAS calibration at the same time.

Types of Calibration

  • Dynamic Calibration – This type of calibration requires driving the vehicle at a set speed on well-marked roads to recalibrate the camera system. This process can take up to 30 minutes to one hour after windshield installation.
  • Static Calibration – A specific target is required, usually an image mounted on a fixture in front of the vehicle during the recalibration process. Most static calibration tests take about one hour, but can take up to three hours.

We can perform most Dynamic system calibrations at our shop. We complete the Static systems at an authorized automotive dealer. If recalibration needs to be done by an automotive dealer, we will assist in scheduling an appointment at the dealership. We will go to the dealership to replace your windshield, and the dealer will calibrate the camera system so that you can get your car back on the road, safely. These systems protect drivers through a range of capabilities, creating a circular safety net around the vehicle to help reduce the risk of collisions. The front-facing cameras enable these advanced safety systems to aid and warn drivers on the road. Some examples include traffic sign recognition, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, lane centering, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, collision avoidance, and more. If so equipped, the camera’s proper operation is a critical component of your vehicle's advanced safety system.

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