ADAS - Advanced Driving Assistance Sytems
What makes up ADAS?
Adaptive Cruise Control
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) is a system used to help avoid accidents by always keeping your car a safe distance from the traffic ahead.
Top tip: Adaptive Cruise Control uses a radar-based system that does not usually require calibration. However, some systems use cameras to see objects and will require a calibration after fitting a replacement windscreen.
Adaptive headlights are designed to make driving in low-light conditions safer by increasing the visibility around curves and over hills. This advanced feature uses steering input to make sure that the vehicle’s path is always lit up .
Top tip: Adaptive Headlights use camera-based systems that will require calibration after a windscreen replacement.
Autonomous Emergency Braking
Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is a feature that helps improve safety by identifying critical situations early and warning the driver. AEB also can reduce the chance of an accident by lowering the speed before collision.
Top tip: AEB systems use both lidar and radar technology. However, some systems do use cameras to detect objects and will require a calibration after fitting a new windscreen.
Blind Spot Awareness
This feature alerts you when another vehicle or object is in your blind spot. Extremely useful when changing lane, Blind Spot Awareness can help prevent collisions.
Top tip: This ADAS system uses radar technology that will not require calibration after a windshield replacement.
Lane Departure Warning
This advanced system uses cameras to detect if the driver is unintentionally straying out of its lane. It alerts the driver with an audible warning or a vibration on the steering wheel.
Top tip: Lane Departure Warning uses camera-based technology that will require calibration if you replace your windscreen.
Traffic Sign Recognition
Using a front-facing camera, this ADAS system detects traffic signs. Once this happens, it is then relayed onto the dashboard to alert the driver.
Top tip: This advanced system uses cameras to detect traffic signs and will require a calibration if you replace your windshield.