What is ADAS?
Advanced driver-assistance systems, are technological features that are designed to increase the safety of driving a vehicle. ADAS, use a human-machine interface to improve the driver’s ability to react to dangers on the road.
These systems increase safety and reaction times to potential through early warning and automated systems.
Technological innovation and the explosion of automation initiatives have greatly increased the popularity of safety systems in vehicles. A small sample of the available systems includes the following:
● Adaptive Cruise Control
● Anti-lock Brakes
● Forward Collision Warning
● High Beam Safety System
● Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure Calibration is a process that ensures the correct functioning of a vehicle’s lane departure warning system. Lane Departure Warning Systems (LDWS) are safety features that use sensors to detect when a vehicle is drifting out of its Lane and alert the driver to take corrective action.
Lane departure calibration involves testing and adjusting the sensors to ensure they are properly aligned and calibrated. If sensors are not properly calibrated, they may not correctly detect when a vehicle is drifting out of its lane or may generate false alarms.
During the calibration process, technicians use specialized equipment to test the sensors and make adjustments as necessary. They may also need to update the vehicle software to ensure it is compatible with the calibrated sensors.
Calibrating the lane departure warning system is essential to ensuring the safety of the vehicle’s occupants and other drivers on the road. It is recommended that the lane departure warning system be calibrated after any repairs or modifications to the vehicle that may affect the sensors, such as windshield replacements or suspension repairs.
What is ADAS Calibration?
According to a 2019 report, “Advantage Driver Technology Names,” 92.7 percent of new vehicles were sold with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) as of May 2018. Costs were relatively small, considering how much ADAS enhances safety. In 2018, the average ADAS bundle accounted for $1,950 of the vehicle’s total price (about 5.4 percent). At that time, at least 80 percent of cars in the midsized, large, and SUV categories had adaptive cruise control, blind spot warning, and automatic emergency braking technologies.
Plus, at least 60 percent of vehicles within 70 percent of vehicle segments had lane-keeping assistance. Many times, manufacturers package ADAS technologies into suites without specifically naming them, so drivers may have more protection than they realize. It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that nearly every new car on the road today has ADAS. The small percentage of them that don’t yet benefit are sharing the road with those that do. This technology includes cameras and other sensors that assist drivers in a wide spectrum of everyday functions, and to help them detect potentially dangerous situations so they can more easily avoid them.
Systems commonly found in vehicles today include the following:
● Adaptive cruise control
● Automatic emergency braking systems
● Automatic navigational systems
● Blind spot detection
● Collision avoidance systems
● Driver drowsiness detection
● Electric vehicle warning systems
● Forward collision warnings
● Hill defense control systems
● Lane departure warnings
● Night detection devices
● Parking assistance technology
● Pedestrian presence warnings
● Rain sensors
● Smart speed adaptation
● Steering angle management
● Surround view systems
● Tire pressure monitoring
● Traffic sign recognition
Five common types include the following:
● ADAS camera sensors: Cameras located inside a vehicle’s windshield will
take in information about the road in front of it—from other vehicles to obstacles and more—to help the driver avoid accidents. This is why car calibration is vital when an automotive shop repairs or replaces a windshield.
● Lidar ADAS sensors: Some vehicles have this advanced sensor technology that uses pulsing radar for precise intaking of information across a significant range.
● Radar ADAS sensors: These sensors have greater range than camera
sensors, using high-frequency radar waves to calculate distances between the vehicle and other objects. This technology works well in low light, including in poor weather conditions.
● Sonar ADAS sensors: These systems use sound waves to perform functions similar to those done by radar sensors. These often work best in activities where close monitoring is needed, such as parking assistance technology.
● Thermal ADAS sensors: These systems use infrared to help drivers see in
dark driving conditions, including fog, and in sun glare. This technology can also help drivers detect the presence of pedestrians.
As car manufacturers use increasingly more sophisticated technology to protect drivers, the need for increasingly more sophisticated ADAS calibration tools becomes necessary.
At Low Price Auto Glass we carry out the precise calibration of vehicle safety systems (ADAS Calibration).