Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Driving assistance systems are absolutely in vogue. Road traffic is increasingly dominated by modern technologies and autonomous systems. New vehicles hardly ever come off the production line without a lane departure warning system, emergency braking system or adaptive cruise control. They are designed to support the driver in difficult situations, thus making road traffic safer and increasing driving comfort. It is already impossible to imagine life without them and they will become even more important in the future.
"What's behind the driver assistance systems?"
Lots of cameras and a wide variety of sensors as well as radar systems. These provide information regarding the vehicle's surroundings. On the basis of this, assistance systems can recognise dangerous situations and intervene or keep the same distance to the vehicle in front on the motorway. It is not uncommon for relevant systems to be located behind the windscreen
"Why do driver assistance systems have to be recalibrated after windscreen replacement?"
If a windscreen is newly installed, behind which a camera or various sensors are placed, then these must be integrated and readjusted or adjusted in accordance with the vehicle manufacturer. Precise work at a fully equipped workplace is absolutely necessary in order to be able to guarantee you a safe journey.
If the above-mentioned electronic sensory organs provide incorrect information because they are not adjusted correctly, it can be dangerous. For example, the vehicle electronics could possibly make a dramatically wrong decision and fail to prevent the impending accident or even cause a collision itself by intervening.
- In the case of an emergency brake assistant, for example, even a very small deviation of 0.5 degrees of the camera angle can lead to an oncoming vehicle being detected instead of the vehicle in front. This would naturally lead to a sudden, unprovoked emergency braking and could have tragic consequences. The same applies to lane departure warning systems, adaptive cruise control, etc.
In order to prevent this, manufacturers have laid down strict vehicle-specific specifications regarding the re-setting or adjustment of driving assistance systems, which must be observed at all costs. Our Autoglas Competence Centres have access to these so-called manufacturer specifications and are therefore able to implement them. The costs for this are also covered by your insurance.
By the way: There is no need for calibration if the vehicle window is irrelevant to the vehicle's driving assistance systems or if, for example, a stone chip is outside the field of vision and does not interfere with any driving assistance systems. Then it can simply be repaired professionally.
It is also important to observe the individual drying time of the adhesive used, which is the only contact medium between the windscreen and the car body. If the adhesive has not fully cured and the vehicle is parked on a kerb in this condition, the position of the relevant pane may change and the formerly calibrated driving assistance systems may no longer be correctly adjusted.
Our Easy-Autoglas competence centres:
- have the latest vehicle manufacturer-specific diagnostic and measuring technology at their disposal
- work with original, up-to-date maintenance and repair guidelines from the vehicle manufacturer
- document the repair professionally and comprehensively
- have the necessary know-how and work in your interest
In addition: these aspects are also decisive for the preservation of your manufacturer's warranty and the legal guarantee (more on this under Quality and Warranty).
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