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National Windscreens launch new ADAS calibration service

National Windscreens

National Windscreens has launched its calibration service for windscreen mounted cameras, a critical part of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) featuring in an ever increasing number of vehicles.

ADAS offers a wide range of safety features for vehicles – such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning (LDW), lane keep assist, night vision cameras and adaptive lighting – and most of these rely on windscreen mounted cameras in order to operate effectively.

This new service, along with windscreen replacement, is available at 108 ADAS calibration centres operated by National Windscreens throughout the UK.

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

“Some ADAS cameras and sensors can be calibrated by driving the vehicle (dynamic calibration), but a significant number of manufacturers require static calibration in workshop conditions to ensure accuracy. In fact, our figures show that around 75% of all camera sensors should be calibrated under workshop conditions.”

Pete Marsden, managing director of National Windscreens, said: “The increasing use of ADAS is one of the biggest challenges in the vehicle glass replacement market. It is widely anticipated that by 2020, more than 40% of new vehicles will have at least two types of driver assistance system.”

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