What Is “ADAS”? Improving Vehicle Safety Through Technology
ADAS is used to describe vehicle features designed to assist drivers, increase safety and avoid collisions.
These features can be as simple as blind spot warnings on side view mirrors or automatic braking when a pending collision is sensed, to as complex as fully autonomous vehicle operation.
ADAS features are becoming more common each year and are expected to be standard equipment on most new vehicles in the next five years.
Why does this matter when I get my glass replaced?
Depending on your vehicle and the features it has, the ADAS on your vehicle may rely on sensors and/or cameras that are integrated with the windshield or other glass parts. When you replace your glass, these sensors may need to be recalibrated to ensure the systems perform properly.
What do I have to do to ensure my vehicle ADAS will work properly after a replacement?
If recalibration is necessary, (depending on your vehicle and features), we will let you know exactly what has to happen to restore the ADAS systems following a replacement. In some cases, your vehicle will need to be serviced by a dealer or other service center.
If you file an insurance claim for your replacement, we will bill the insurance company for recalibration and arrange the appointment for you at the appropriate service facility.
If you choose to pay for your replacement out of pocket, we will help you arrange the necessary recalibration and either include it in the price of the replacement, or leave that between you and the service facility (your choice).