There was a time not too long ago where a windshield replacement was as simple as removing the old glass and replacing it with a new one. It was a straight-forward procedure with little to no complications. That simpler time is long gone with the advent of the Advanced Driver Assistance System - or ADAS - found in most late model vehicles on the road today. ADAS relies on camera and laser sensors passing through the windshield. As windshields become more complex, so does the process for replacing them.
Danny's Glass is one of only a few auto glass installers in the Hampton Roads region with the equipment and trained auto glass technicians to offer this service to our customers at both, our auto glass shops located throughout the region; and our mobile auto windshield services.
When a windshield is replaced for many late model vehicles, the ADAS cameras and sensors are removed and re-attached. Having trained auto glass technicians perfor tyhis service is improtant as a change in camera angle of just one degree can have a huge impact on its viewing area affecting the vehicle's ADAS system. The calibration process adjusts and tests all cameras and/or sensors on the windshield to ensure they are still working properly after it is replaced.
The ADAS windshield calibration process typically takes about 30 to 45 minutes. It can be completed during the same visit as your windshield replacement. There is an approximately 30 minutes for the windshield replacement to set before the calibration process can begin. You should plan to leave your vehicle with us for a few hours with this additional service.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems have been developed with driver safety in mind. Common features include lane departure warnings and forward collision detection to avoid accidents. The system relies on cameras, sensors and other equipment mounted to the vehicle's windshield and front and/or sides of the vehicle.
ADAS vehicle systems are becoming more common with vehicles built over the last 10 years. The number with some form of ADAS is expected to increase approximately 24 percent each year. Increasing government regulation on automakers are making some ADAS safety features standard on new vehicles.
RAIN SENSING WIPERS
If your windshield wipers automatically turn on when it starts raining, you have this feature and is typically a square sensor panel mounted on the windshield near the rear view mirror.
When your headlights automatically turn on when it gets dark, your windshield may contain a light sensor either behind the rear view mirror or next to the rain sensor.
A safety feature that projects information onto your windshield, such as speed or engine conditions.
A 3 to 6 inch tall strip of tinting located at the top of a windshield. The top portion of the windshield is darker than the rest of the glass to help minimize glare while driving.
FORWARD COLLISION ALERT (FCA)
LANE DEPARTURE WARNING (LDW)
LANE KEEP ASSIST (LKA)
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC)
COLLISION MITIGATION BREAKING SYSTEM (CMBS)
TRAFFIC SIGN RECOGNITION (TSR)
PEDESTRIAN DETECTION (PD)
BLIND SPOT MONITORING (BSM)