What Is ADAS Recalibration?

Cars are getting smarter! Most new vehicles contain one or more Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) designed to automate and enhance vehicle safety. They alert the driver to potential problems and help avoid collisions. These systems utilize radar, lidar, cameras, computer imaging, sensors and other devices to help create a safer driving experience. They include lane departure warning, forward collision alert, collision mitigation braking systems, blind-spot monitoring, park assist, surround-view systems, and more!

When you have your windshield replaced, some of the ADAS cameras and sensors may become misaligned. Changing the position of the sensors by just a millimetre can throw off the entire system. These sensors need to be recalibrated to ensure that they continue to function as intended. Recalibration involves evaluating and adjusting the precision and accuracy of your Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. A trained technician utilizes specialized tools to tell your vehicle’s internal computer to readjust the cameras, sensors and other technology to reset to the desired specifications. This guarantees that measurements made by the ADAS are accurate and reliable.

There are three main types of recalibration:

Static recalibration requires the use of a number of highly sensitive electronic devices that test each module or feature, then return them to optimal functionality. This type of recalibration achieves absolute precision while respecting the predetermined standards of the car manufacturers. Static calibration is done in-shop, in a controlled environment.

Dynamic recalibration, sometimes called mobile recalibration, is done with a portable, hand-held, electronic device plugged into the vehicle’s OBD II Port. The vehicle is then driven a specific distance at a specific speed in optimal weather in order for it to adapt to regular road conditions.

Universal recalibration is a combination of static and dynamic recalibration used to ensure the highest quality of calibration for your vehicle’s ADAS.

Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems are intended to increase car and road safety. It’s recommended that vehicles equipped with ADAS features undergo recalibration when the windshield is replaced. Failure to recalibrate your vehicle poses a safety risk. Always seek professional help to ensure your safety features are working properly.

At Boulevard Auto Glass, we’re happy to recalibrate your vehicle. We’re equipped with the knowledge, expertise, experience and equipment to undertake dynamic, static and universal recalibration on most Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. We provide fast, accurate ADAS recalibration at the same time as we replace your windshield. No need for a second appointment! Boulevard Auto Glass is an Alberta-owned, full-service auto glass company ready to provide all your auto glass needs. Call (587) 609-6172 today for an appointment. We come to you or you come to us!