How windshield camera calibration impacts your auto repairs
Does your ride feature all the safety bells and whistles? If it doesn’t yet, it will soon. With top automakers committing to installing automatic emergency braking systems as standard equipment by the year 2022, it is important to be aware of how this may impact your auto insurance and repairs.
Vehicles are in the process of transitioning from autonomous driving to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), which ensures increased vehicle safety and better driving. ADAS systems alert drivers to potential problems on the roads, and even take control of the vehicle when necessary – coaxing your windshield wipers to turn on at the first sign of precipitation, or applying the emergency brakes if the vehicle was to collide with anything.
Although this is an exciting step for the motor industry, it also means that future vehicle repairs will get more complex (and costly) to ensure technology is calibrated correctly. ADAS works with the help of a camera that is embedded in the windshield and relays important road conditions so the system knows when to activate safety measures. A misaligned camera can jeopardize the efficiency of the ADAS, so it’s crucial to have them calibrated.
When a windshield is replaced it needs to be recalibrated to ensure proper functionality of the system. Windshield calibration is the process of adjusting the parameters of a camera lens to capture a complete image of the vehicle and road, guaranteeing that in-car ADAS systems receive accurate and reliable information.
Apollo Glass offers windshield calibration services to all vehicles that require it, and our customer service providers are happy to handle the insurance paperwork for you. Trust your auto glass repairs to Apollo specialists by scheduling online or calling 763-682-5100.