Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS): Part 2

Types of ADAS

With advancements in technology seeming to be on an exponentially growing pathway, the automotive industry has used this to their advantage. As we know, most motor vehicle accidents occur due to human error. But with the technology behind Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS), human error can be minimized, ultimately reducing vehicular accidents and injuries/fatalities. This automated ADAS technology is quickly becoming a mandatory feature of many newer vehicles and can be subdivided into 4 main types: Adaptive, Automated, Monitoring, and Warning. All of these types require recalibration after a windshield replacement. Let’s take a closer look!


Adaptive ADAS uses information from the surrounding environment to adapt or change. Examples of Adaptive ADAS include Adaptive Cruise Control, Adaptive Light Control, and Adaptive head lights.


Automated ADAS allows the vehicle to override driver control of specific functions to help maintain vehicle safety. Examples of Automated ADAS include Automatic Braking System and Automatic Parking.


Monitoring ADAS use sensors and cameras to observe the surrounding area to determine if corrections need to be made to maintain vehicle safety. Examples of Monitoring ADAS include Blind Spot Monitor, Backup Camera, Tire Pressure Monitoring, Pedestrian Monitors, and Proximity Monitors. 


Warning ADAS also use sensors and cameras to identify potential issues (with the driver or driving of others) and alert the driver to these issues if they are detected. Examples of Warning ADAS include Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning.

So, what does this have to do with Windshields?

To function properly, the majority of ADAS systems rely on a cameras and sensors that are either mounted on or near the front windshield. If you have a chipped or cracked windshield, it could ultimately affect the information that these sensors and cameras provide to the driver. This is why it is so important to ensure your windshield is not damaged and that if you do have an ADAS system, your windshield is properly calibrated.
Chances are, if you drive a car, it has some sort of ADAS system installed. ADAS can help keep you and your loved ones safe and you can help ADAS function at its best by keeping your windshield intact and calibrated properly! If you have a chipped or cracked windshield, call Auto Glass 2020 today at (480) 283-7751 or get a quote here! Our technicians are the best in the biz and can help with all your windshield and calibration needs.