Vehicles are currently making the switch from autonomous driving to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) which ensure increased vehicle safety and better driving. ADAS systems can alert drivers to potential problems on the roads and can even take control of the vehicle when necessary – applying the emergency brakes if the vehicle was to collide with anything, for example.
If you have an ADAS system fitted, you may need to have it calibration from time to time – if there is a chance that your camera’s view has been slightly altered, for example. Circumstances that will require a recalibration include:
• After a windscreen replacement
• If the dashboard shows a fault code
• If the camera has been disconnected
• Change of suspension
• Change of wheel alignment
While this is an excellent step for the motoring industry and will ensure our roads are safer for everyone, it does mean that windscreen replacements are about to get slightly more complex to ensure that the new technology is calibrated correctly.