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Run Your Fleet welcomes launch of National Windscreens's ADAS service

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Run Your Fleet has welcomed the launch of National Windscreens's UK-wide calibration service for windscreen-mounted cameras, a critical part of ADAS systems.

With the growing move from car manufacturers to include more and more driver assist autonomous safety features, the windscreen has now become an important area for driver safety.

Recognising this National Windscreens has invested £1 million in a programme designed to meet the growing demand for camera and sensor calibration (CSC) for ADAS.

A preferred supplier for Run Your Fleet's glass repair and replacement service, National Windscreens, through its UK network of fitting centres, is now ready to roll out its ADAS calibration service, a first in the UK.

"It is great that we are able to partner with a company that holds driver and road safety at the forefront of its mind as it responds to industry change," said Steve Whitmarsh, managing director at Run Your Fleet.

"Our customers and the safety of their fleets are of paramount importance to us, and to be able to offer them the experience, and expertise that National Windscreens has in this cutting edge technology, is of tremendous value."

Tim Camm, technical manager of National Windscreens, said: "The positioning of these cameras means that if windscreens need replacing these cameras will also need calibration to ensure the safety systems continue to work as intended."

Incorrect calibration of these cameras could have obvious safety implications for the driver, pedestrian and road users as inaccurate alerts could be delivered.

Some cameras can be calibrated by driving the vehicle, dynamic calibration, but the majority of cameras require static calibration in workshop conditions to ensure accuracy.

"Our figures show that at the moment, approximately 75% of all camera sensors should be calibrated under workshop conditions rather than dynamic calibration for accuracy reasons," said Camm.

The expected growth in these requirements across new vehicles has been highlighted in National Windscreen's research with Thatcham.

It is anticipated that by 2020 more than 40% of new vehicles will have at least two types of driver assistance systems.

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