Autoglass has developed a new method of replacing and recalibrating windscreens equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) monitor vehicle surroundings, support the driver and improve road safety through multifunction cameras which are mounted on the windscreen and/or other vehicle glass. Following a windscreen replacement, some vehicle manufacturers state that the cameras need to be recalibrated to function properly.
The Autoglass system uses a custom-made diagnostic tool before and after a windscreen replacement, which ensures the calibration has been carried out correctly.
Chris Davis, head of technical superiority at Autoglass said: “Cars are rapidly becoming increasingly connected and complex and a lot of the new technology we enjoy in our cars such as lane keep assist or automated emergency breaking, is reliant on the windscreen. However, over the next twenty years the windscreen could become a driver’s dashboard with augmented reality GPS and more – the possibilities are endless. As vehicle glass becomes more complex, repair and replacement also becomes more technically challenging and we, as the world’s leading vehicle repair and replacement specialist, must evolve and upskill to drive industry standards and better meet customer needs.”
Taxiarchis Konstantopoulos, managing director of Autoglass added: “We are thrilled to announce our ADAS calibration technology which addresses the current gap in the vehicle glass repair and replacement industry here in the UK. We are the nation’s leader in VGRR want to remind the aftermarket sector that we must continue to evolve so that the processes used to maintain vehicles are as new and innovative as the cars themselves."