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ADAS Recalibration: Your Car's Best Performance

What Is the Purpose of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)?

Before getting into the technological aspects of ADAS calibration, it’s important to step back and consider the reasons why car manufacturers have invested in ADAS technologies, and why it’s crucial to keep vehicles in optimal condition.

ADAS saves lives.

According to the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Motor Vehicle Management, 6,420,000 car accidents take place in the United States each year. Said another way, a car crash occurs every five seconds in our country—and 98 percent of them have a common cause: human error. That’s nearly 6.3 million accidents annually with too many of them resulting in property damage, injuries, and even fatalities.

Now, here’s the good news.

ADAS significantly reduces the number of accidents. According to the National Safety Council, here are figures that illustrate the reduction of crashes, thanks to ADAS:

  • Forward Collision Warning with Autobrake lowers:

◉ Front to rear crashes by 50 percent
◉ Front to rear crashes with injuries by 56 percent
◉ Claim rates for damages to other vehicles by 14 percent
◉ Claim rates for injuries to people in other vehicles by 24 percent
◉ Large truck front to rear crashes by 41 percent

  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection lowers:

◉ Pedestrian crashes by 27 percent
◉ Pedestrian crashes with injuries by 30 percent

  • Lane Departure Warning lowers:

◉ Single vehicle, sideswipe, and head on crashes by 11 percent
◉ Injury crashes of the same type by 21 percent

  • Blind Spot Detection lowers:

◉ Lane change crashes by 14 percent
◉ Lane change crashes with injuries by 23 percent
◉ Claim rates for damage to other vehicles by 7 percent
◉ Claim rates for injuries to people in other vehicles: 9 percent

  • Rear Automatic Braking lowers:

◉ Back crashes when combined with rearview camera and parking sensors by 78 percent
◉ Claim rates for damage to other vehicles by 28 percent
◉ Claim rates for damage to insured vehicles by 10 percent

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety:

  • Forward collision warnings and automatic emergency braking systems have the potential to prevent:

◉ 29 percent of crashes
◉ 29 percent of injuries
◉ 14 percent of deaths

  • Lane departure warnings and lane keeping assistance systems have the potential to prevent:

◉ 7 percent of crashes
◉ 6 percent of injuries
◉ 14 percent of deaths

  • Blind spot monitoring systems have the potential to prevent:

◉ 5 percent of crashes
◉ 3 percent of injuries
◉ 1 percent of deaths

Every life matters, and the case is clear. Properly calibrated ADAS vehicles reduce crashes and injuries, and save lives.

ADAS saves lives.

If you have an ADAS system fitted, you may need to have it recalibrated from time to time – if there is a chance that your camera’s view has been slightly altered, for example. Circumstances that will require a recalibration include:


  • After a windscreen replacement
  • If the dashboard shows a fault code
  • If the camera has been disconnected
  • Change of suspension
  • Change of wheel alignment

Explore the significance of technical recalibration as a mandatory procedure in automotive maintenance. Discover insights, best practices, and expert advice to ensure optimal performance. ADAS re-calibration is crucial for vehicle safety, and Nationwide Auto Glass ensures precision in calibration services and optimal performance for your vehicle.

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