aka. Windshield Calibration
With vehicles making the transition to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), windshield replacements are becoming more complex. To ensure that the technology being used to keep you safe, the ADAS camera must be calibrated correctly. Luckily, Pollack Glass is your one-stop-shop for windshield replacement and recalibration of ADAS cameras! When you choose Pollack Glass, your vehicle will remain safe and within the parameters set by the manufacturer. We have a dedicated team of highly trained technicians to carry out this service safely and efficiently.
What is a Windshield Calibration?
Windshield calibration is the process of adjusting the parameters of a camera lens to capture a complete image of the vehicle and road, guaranteeing that the in-car ADAS receives accurate and reliable information.
The camera in the ADAS is fitted to the center of the windshield and relays information about the conditions of the road ahead to the ADAS. This allows the system to know when to activate automated safety measures. A misaligned camera could potentially jeopardize the functionality of the ADAS and can lead to dangerous situations on the road. That is why calibrating the cameras is so crucial when replacing a windshield.
When to Recalibrate Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
If you have an ADAS camera fitted to the center of your windshield, there is a chance your camera will need to be recalibrated from time to time. Instances that require a recalibration include:
- Following a windshield replacement
- If the dashboard shows a fault code
- If the camera has been disconnected
- Change of suspension
- Change of wheel alignment
Calibration Code of Practice
Your vehicle windshield is equipped with a forward-facing camera that is linked to an advanced driver assistance system. Most vehicle manufacturers require camera calibration after a windshield replacement. Once a windshield is complete, the camera system may not operate properly. Do not rely on the operation of the camera systems until they have been properly recalibrated.