SPONSORED | What exactly are ADAS? It might sound like some sort of medical condition, but the term actually refers to extraordinary automotive technology. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are developed to automate, adapt and enhance vehicle systems for improved safety and better driving – the adoption of which is set to change the way we drive.
These safety and comfort features are designed to avoid collisions and accidents using technology that alerts the driver to potential hazards and implements safeguards that can take control of the vehicle.
The adaptive features can automate lighting and braking, provide adaptive cruise control, incorporate GPS and traffic warnings, connect to smartphones, alert the driver to other cars or dangers, keep the driver in the correct lane, and show what is in blind spots.
There are many forms of ADAS. Some features are built into cars or are available as an add-on package, and there are aftermarket products for late-model cars.
ADAS are one of the fastest-growing segments in automotive electronics.
The technology can be based on vision or camera systems, sensor technology, car data networks, or vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure systems.
Next-generation ADAS will increasingly use wireless network connectivity to offer improved value by using car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure data. ADAS are being mastered to create autonomous self-driven cars.
What does this mean for the industry?
When you replace a windscreen equipped with a camera-based system, the original position of the damaged glass is not easily maintained. This means that the new glass does not sit in the same position and at the same angle and depth in the vehicle aperture as the original factory-installed glass.
The new position of the windscreen will result in the camera sitting at a different angle than what was initially intended and will record the required information incorrectly, thus affecting the system and putting the occupants at risk.
It is essential to recalibrate the camera’s angle to restore the functionality of the vehicle’s safety system to original equipment specifications. Vehicle manufacturer instructions dictate that their ADAS must be recalibrated after a windscreen replacement and a wheel alignment adjustment.
The beauty of driver assistance systems is in their utility – they simplify our lives. From better life-saving response times to effortless parking, this technology will change the automotive industry – from windscreen to bumper.
Make sure that you adhere to the law when driving on the road. If you notice a crack in your windscreen, be sure to contact PG Glass on 0860 030303 (Insurance Claims) or 0860 040404 (Cash Deals) today for more information regarding a windscreen replacement. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
This article was paid for by PG Glass.