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Most vehicles these days come equipped with Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS). These systems provide warnings for a variety of situations, potential hazards, and also make driving easier. Most ADAS systems work via a camera mounted to the windshield, which control a variety of systems, such as:
If you start to make an unsignaled lane change, this system brings the vehicle back into its designated lines.
If you start to make an unsignaled lane change, this system notifies you by sound and / or vibration.
This system detects the distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you. If you move too close, the system notifies you with a visual and / or audible warning in order to prevent a collision.
Similar to the FCA, this system will automatically apply the brakes if you fail to do so after the alert.
Adaptive Cruise Control automatically adjusts the speed of your vehicle to maintain a safe distance between the vehicle ahead.
Over time, these systems need to be calibrated back to their original manufacturer settings, after certain types of accidents, or when replacing a windshield. Calibrating these systems means bringing them back to the original manufacturer settings. These sophisticated systems require skilled professionals (often more than one at a time) to get them working properly.
The calibration process differs with the type of vehicle and requires one or both of two processes - static and dynamic. For safety reasons, a certified technician must perform the calibration service, given the specialized tools required. In fact, the dynamic calibration process requires two technicians to complete. We utilize only the most advanced and reliable equipment, so you know your calibration is accurate and will keep you and your passengers safe.
The cost of a windshield camera calibration will vary depending on the vehicle and the type of calibration required. Most insurers* cover the cost of calibration if you are insured for broken glass. Contact your local Docteur du Pare-Brise store to see if your vehicle requires calibration.
* May vary by provincial law and your insurance policy.