Why Do Sensor Calibration After Windshield Replacement?
Friday, July 19, 2019

Why Do Sensor Calibration After Windshield Replacement?

ADAS Windscreen replacement calibration

It provides more expense in windshield replacement and less problems afterwards.

Don't want to spend a lot of money on a windshield replacement? Then we recommend that you do not buy new model vehicles. As with all technological developments, new costs are added with the incoming innovations. Your windshield may only appear as a large piece of glass, but this piece of glass is equipped with advanced technology in new vehicles. In this article we will explain the reasons for this situation and at the end of the article you will realize that the extra cost is normal.

What is the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)?

The ADAS system is an advanced driver support system that becomes more advanced with each new model.

In the ADAS system, radar, lidar, cameras, computer imaging, sensors, network and other devices are used to create a safer driving experience.

ADAS refers to any kind of automated assistance for the driver.

This system includes something as simple as automatic headlights or rain-sensing wipers. ADAS can assist drivers by using night vision technology and detecting vehicles in blind spots - in jobs that an average person with five senses would have trouble perceiving.

Vehicles with the ADAS system are cars with lane change sensors, adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance systems, automatic parking and other features that allow the driver to lean back, relax and enjoy the ride.

Self-driving vehicles

This technology is nothing new yet. Self-driving cars have been tested since the mid-1980s, and ADAS features have become commonplace since early 2010. The ADAS system has evolved faster, thanks to the chance that Tesla, Google, Apple, and Uber racing had the first truly autonomous vehicles. But this system has been recently. It raised the road safety debate and the question of how these features can prevent crashes.

Saving lives: not a bad thing.

Let's face it: a large percentage of drivers on the road are really bad drivers. You've probably had an incident like this on your way to work this morning, or maybe you had to go to work above the speed limit before your boss noticed you were running late.

Mercedes F015 self-driving concept vehicle

Still Not Convinced?

Turkey occurred in 2018 across 74 thousand 428 3 thousand 373 people died in traffic accidents, 310 thousand 109 people were injured. More than 2 million people are injured or injured in traffic accidents each year in the USA, and more than 35,000 people die. Considering around the world, this number is quite high.

ADAS can be very helpful in this regard. According to some industry professionals, the impact of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication alone can prevent more than 600,000 accidents per year! This means countless lives, limbs, money and insurance costs saved. Combine V2V communication with other high-end ADAS systems; A much safer vehicle will emerge.

Tesla is a leader using ADAS technology

Windshield Replacement Time

If you do not already have a vehicle with ADAS features, you will probably have an ADAS system in the future, as more vehicles will have these systems as standard in the future.

Despite the latest and greatest technology, accidents can still occur and vehicle windshields break. Heavy objects can fall on the vehicle, or stones can quickly come to your windshield on the highway. When it's time to replace the windshield, you will learn new things if you have a vehicle with ADAS system; The vehicle's computer system will likely need to be recalibrated.

Places with road works cause increased windshield damage rates.

The windshield replacement calibration process may differ from vehicle to vehicle. Resetting the vehicle's computer system can require a lot of complex operations, such as setting up a laser, taking measurements and making manual adjustments. After windshield replacement, this ADAS calibration requires special, expensive equipment and space training. Additional costs vary according to the complexity of recalibration. For example, in 2018, the automatic parking system sensor calibration of a Fiat egea brand vehicle was made by the authorized service for 3750 TL. This is just an automatic parking brake calibration process. Assuming that there are more vital sensors and systems, especially after a proper windshield replacement calibration, this process is definitely worth the money, considering the cost of saving a family of four from the accident and the costs that will occur after the accident.

Windshield Replacement Calibration

You may be wondering why a car needs to be recalibrated. Or, why windshield replacement caused problems. This is because the windshields of the car are actually quite advanced, so what you think could be just glass is not just glass. Although you can't always see it, it has built-in sensors, specially positioned tints, and it has heaters, noise reduction layers, etc.

And if these sensors only change position by a millimeter or degree, they can disable the entire system. This is one reason why recalibration is required after a windshield replacement.

More advanced systems and the like that use cameras for lane departure warning systems often have specific areas of the windshield that the glass "sees". It is a very sensitive area so great care must be taken during setup to make sure everything is in order. Like other sensors, cameras are very sensitive to change and will likely need to be recalibrated after a fresh setup.

New Device for new technology

ADAS calibration devices have started to be produced in order to make this new technology work flawlessly and calibrate when necessary. Although this technology is not yet very common in our country, it is inevitable that it will be needed over time. Rain sensor calibration, calibration of the radar road, lane-changing system calibration, the calibration of Autel you can do all the ADAS sensors, such as blind spot sensor calibration Maxisys ADAS devices were sold in the markets of Turkey.

Nitro Bilişim performs the supply and sales of Autel Maxisys ADAS system, which can be an ADAS solution for you. If you want to enter a new sector by keeping up with new technology, please contact us.

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