The smart systems that keeps you safe and why they require calibration


Most modern cars are equipped with Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS)

These high-tech safety systems, such as Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Keeping Assist, are designed to save lives by alerting the driver to a hazard or by automatically taking the necessary action to prevent a collision. Many different Advanced Driver Assist Systems are now commonly in use by the major vehicle manufacturers and if your car is less than 5 years old, it’s likely to be equipped with one or more of these safety features. By 2022, up to 11 Advanced Driver Assist Systems will be mandatory on all new cars.

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Most modern cars are equipped with Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS)

The smart systems that keeps you safe and why they require calibration


Camera and Radar Calibration

The vehicle’s safety systems respond to data provided by the cameras and sensors, so correct operation depends on the accuracy of this data.

Even a slight misalignment of a camera or radar sensor could mean the difference between avoiding an accident or not. The vehicle’s camera’s and radar sensor(s) are calibrated before the vehicle leaves the factory. However, calibration must be carried out again after many common maintenance procedures and accident repairs, including

It’s also advisable to have your car’s camera(s) and/or radar sensor(s) checked if they haven’t been calibrated in the last 3 years. Autibody Windscreens has specialist ADAS calibration equipment from Hella Gutmann Solutions and ADAS-trained technicians.

How they work

Most Advanced Driver Assist Systems use either a camera mounted behind the windscreen and/or radar sensors located in the grille or bumper, which can detect road markings and speed limit signs, other road users and pedestrians, depending on the vehicle’s safety features.

Some vehicles are equipped with a rear camera to make reversing easier. Many high-end models even have multiple cameras and sensors that give the driver a full 360˚ view, and a can detect objects at the sides and at the rear of the vehicle.

In the case of Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Autonomous Cruise Control (ACC), when the camera or radar sensor detects a slower or stationery object ahead, unless the driver takes appropriate action to slow or stop the vehicle, the system will provide a visible or audible warning before, if necessary, automatically applying the vehicle’s brakes to avoid a collision

Calibration of ADAS cameras and radar sensors is required after many common workshop procedures and repairs.

Common ADAS safety features

Many modern cars have one or more of the following Advance Driver Assist Systems (ADAS):

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB)

Provides a visual or audible warning if the vehicle is approaching a slower-moving or stationery object and can automatically apply the vehicle’s brakes if the driver does not take appropriate action to avoid a collision.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

Cruise control that automatically alters the speed of the vehicle to maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front.

Adaptive Lighting Control (ALC)

Some adaptive lighting systems use the vehicle’s camera to detect the headlights of oncoming traffic at night and automatically dip the vehicle’s lights.

Lane Departure Waring (LDW) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)

These systems use the vehicle’s cameras to detect the road markings and will either provide an alert or automatically adjust the steering if it detects the vehicle charging course without indicating

Blind Spot Detection

Radar sensors monitor zones at the side and rear of the vehicle and provide a visual alert when other road users are within the driver’s blind spot.

Road Sign Recognition (RSR)

The vehicle’s camera ‘reads’ the speed limit signs at the side of the road, or on overhead gantries, and the speed limit is displayed on the vehicle’s dashboard or infotainment screen. In future, similar systems will be used to automatically limit the vehicle’s speed.

Parking Assist

The vehicle’s cameras and sensors scan for an appropriate parking space and automatically apply steering and braking inputs to assist the driver with parking the vehicle.

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