If you do not already have a vehicle equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), there is a good chance that your next vehicle will be equipped with it. These systems are a great help to drivers as they warn drivers of impending dangers while making driving easier.
What you need to know is that most ADAS systems operate using a camera mounted to the windshield. Calibration consists of bringing the ADAS system back to the original manufacturer settings. This process is crucial as the front facing cameras are displaced during a windshield replacement. Your safety depends on it.
Here are the systems most often used by car manufacturers:
LKA : LANE KEEP ASSIST
This system corrects a lane change that is not signaled by the driver. This system brings the vehicle back into its designated lines.
LDW : LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM
This system notifies the driver, by sound and / or vibration, when the vehicle is preparing to make an unsignaled lane change.
FCA : FORWARD COLLISION ALERT
This system detects the distance between the driver’s vehicle and the vehicle in front of them. When the driver approaches too close to the vehicle in front of them, the system will notify the driver by a visual and / or audible warning in order to prevent a collision.
CMBS : COLLISION MITIGATION BRAKING SYSTEM
This system acts in the same way as the FCA. In addition to notifying the driver, it will apply the brakes automatically if the driver does not do so following the alert.
ACC : ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL
Adaptive Cruise Control maintains a safe distance from the vehicle ahead by automatically adjusting vehicle speed.