ADAS Windscreens & Calibration
ADAS Windscreen Replacement Tweed Heads
Service 8 Auto Glass are specialists with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Furthermore, we’re 100% mobile, so our workshop comes to you.
Replacing windscreens equipped ADAS requires diagnostic testing, experience and care. It’s critical that ADAS Windscreens are installed to factory specifications, this ensures the ADAS features on your vehicle work as the manufacturer intended.
Genuine or Generic For ADAS Equipped Vehicles?
We provide both high quality Generic Windscreens or Genuine Windscreens depending on your vehicle requirements and budget. If you’re unsure, one of our expert technicians can assist you. We can help you decide the best windscreen based on your vehicles age, make and model.
Mobile Dynamic ADAS Calibration
Our Certified Technicians can perform Mobile Dynamic ADAS Calibrations for many vehicle brands and models. Mazda, Kia, Hyundai, Ford, BMW, Land Rover, Mini, RAM, LDV, Great Wall, Jaguar, Jeep and more.
ADAS uses image processing cameras, radar, light detection and many other sensors to monitor your vehicles surroundings, it’s designed to detect, assist and/or alert the driver to potentially dangerous situations.
Sensors used in ADAS can detect light, heat, pressure and other variables used to monitor the state and position of the vehicle on the road. Usually the ADAS sensors are located in the front/rear bumpers, side mirrors, the brand logo badge in the front grill and the front windscreen.
ADAS may include traffic messages from sign recognition software, adaptive cruise control and many other features as listed below.
1) Lane Departure Warning System
2) Lane Keeping Assist
3) Traffic Sign/Signal Recognition
4) Night Vision System
5) Driver Status Monitor
6) Electric Vehicle Warning
7) Hill Descent Control
1) Parking Assist
2) Adaptive Front/Lighting System
3) Adaptive Cruise Control
4) Pedestrian Detection
5) Emergency Brake
1) Reverse Image
2) Parking Assist
3) Rear Collision Warning
1) Surround View
2) Blind Spot Detection
Refer to your vehicles manual. However, to visually check if your vehicle has ADAS equipped Windscreen, look at the outside of the windscreen near the interior mirror. You will notice camera lenses and/or other sensors in this area.
When our technician arrives to install your replacement windscreen they will perform a diagnostic scan of your vehicle. During this procedure, the computer software will scan all ADAS Sensor Modules. This will inform the technician which ADAS modules are active and assists us prepare a more detailed windscreen replacement plan.
In many cases yes. There is often a switch on the dash, steering wheel, indicator arm or settings may be in a sub menu if your vehicle is equipped with a dash monitor/screen. However, some ADAS systems may switch features back on each time you start the vehicle, in which case you will have to disable again if required.
Some ADAS features are designed to work in harmony with your vehicles safety systems. These features are more common on later model vehicles as ADAS evolves, these sensors are unable to be disabled.
To Calibrate is to “compare/check”. In the case of an Windscreen Replacement, when a vehicles Front Facing Cameras are disconnected, removed and attached to the replacement windscreen, a calibration is recommended in order for the Cameras to relearn the new position as point zero. A little like zeroing your scales.
It’s important to calibrate the ADAS systems after a windscreen replacement to ensure the vehicles lane assist, break assists and adaptive cruise control functions as the manufacturer intended. If the camera systems are out of alignment after the windscreen replacement it could cause your vehicle to unexpectedly brake too soon/late, steer the vehicle when in the middle of a the lane for no apparent reason. (if the car has these features) and more.
In many cases yes.
Windscreen ADAS Calibration can be performed in one two ways, Dynamic Calibration and Static Calibration. A Static Calibration is performed in a workshop or controlled environment using specific ADAS Targets placed accurately in front of the stationary vehicle.
Dynamic Calibration is performed by initiating the vehicles ADAS module into calibration mode with use of diagnostic tooling and driving on a road with good white line markings at a specific speed. The vehicles system then self Calibrates providing the windscreen has been fitted accurately, the glass is of high quality and the driving conditions are met.
The weather should be fine, it should not be raining, dark or overcast. A calibration test drive takes approximately 10-30 minutes to perform safely.
Further, it’s preferred for you to be near a road/highway with good road markings. For example, a road with clear center white lines and a speed limit of over 60kmh.
Finally, times of day are important too as a calibration can’t be performed in bumper to bumper traffic. Specific test drive speeds for a set amount of time are required for a vehicle to calibrate.
It shouldn’t void your new vehicle warranty as a whole and any implied statements by vehicle dealers to that effect, could be contravening Australia Consumer Law.
In many cases generic windscreens are an excellent choice that can save you thousands of dollars. However, it should be noted the accuracy of some generic windscreens equipped with ADAS mounts can be out of scope. In other words, not within acceptable parameters for the ADAS systems to function. In such cases a genuine part must be installed at the customers expense.
Yes we can. Nothing fits your vehicle better than a genuine windscreen. A genuine glass preserves your vehicle warranty and the value of the vehicle. However, this does come at a cost as genuine windscreens are generally more expensive than generic offerings.
The warranty on a successful ADAS Calibration is for 12 months or until another “calibration event” occurs, whichever occurs first (see your vehicle owners manual).
Vehicle manufacturers recommend an ADAS Windscreen Calibration at least every 12 months or in line with your vehicle service. Manufactures recommend windscreens equipped with ADAS should be calibrated after a windscreen replacement, a wheel alignment, a suspension service/modification, tire change, a collision, or when permanent weight modifications are made to the vehicle that may alter the vehicle height, such as bull bars, tow bars, roof top tents, etc.
ADAS is designed only as an assistant and there are many situations in which the ADAS system will disable itself. Refer to your owners manual for details.
The ADAS Cameras vision may be compromised when the lens is pointing into direct sunlight, if it’s raining, snowing, has condensation on the windscreen, even if an insect or dust gets trapped in the lens compartment area. The list is long and the ADAS system will disable when it can’t detect road markings, road signs, etc.
If the ADAS disables itself don’t assume the system is broken, there are many situations in which your ADAS system will disable.
ADAS may also disable if the camera module it gets hot. If the vehicle has been sitting stationary in direct sunlight for extensive periods the camera may overheat, a common occurrence in Australia during summer months. The system will resume once it cools.
Finally, a good tip is to keep your windows closed if you frequently travel in a dusty environment. For example, on fire trails, on your property, a job site, or in the Outback. Dust can quickly gather into the camera area and it does not take much contamination to prevent the system from functioning.
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