Calibration Of Your Vehicles Safety Camera(s)

What is ADAS

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are systems developed to automate/adapt/enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving. Safety features are designed to avoid collisions and accidents by offering technologies that alert the driver to potential problems, or to avoid collisions by implementing safeguards and taking over control of the vehicle ( i,e autonomous emergeny braking ). Adaptive features may automate lighting, provide adaptive cruise control, automate braking, incorporate GPS/ traffic warnings, connect to helsmartphones, alert driver to other cars or dangers, keep the driver in the correct lane, or show what is in blind spots.

Advanced driver assistance systems are one of the fastest-growing segments in automotive electronics. This means when it comes to replacing your windscreen, the replacement becomes more complex which requires these new technologies incorporated into your vehicle to be “recalibrated”.

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW) are already standard on models from Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Volvo. What’s more, from 2016 only cars equipped with AEB will qualify for a 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating. Combine this with the fact that many insurers are already offering big discounts for AEB-equipped cars and even a dummy can see that ADAS will soon be the norm. With an ADAS-equipped vehicle, the camera and sensors must be accurately calibrated after many everyday workshop procedures including wheel alignment, axle geometry or windscreen replacement. Until now, this vital procedure could only be carried out by main dealers.

Below are a list of the most common ADAS systems

  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Adaptive head lights
  • Adaptive light control
  • Automatic braking system (ABS)
  • Automatic parking
  • Blind spot monitors
  • Pedestrian monitors
  • Proximity monitors
  • Driver drowsiness detection
  • Collision avoidance system
  • Forward collision warning
The Premier Approach

HGS_logoPremier Windscreens, Scotland’s leading independent repair and replacement company are at the forefront of this industry changing technology.

If claiming via your insurance we can invoice this as a single claim*. Otherwise you will have a windscreen replacement claim plus additional invoice for dealership calibration which you would be required to pay in full for calibration then reclaim back from  insurance company.

Failure to calibrate or refusal of calibration may invalidate your warranty and could possibly effect your insurance in the event of an accident.

 

*subject to insurance company

When and why does ADAS cameras need calibrated?

Most Vehicle manufacturers recommend that after a windscreen replacement the system must be calibrated to ensure that when the vehicle is back on the road  and that the ADAS safety feature is operating correctly .

If the camera is misaligned then this could have a significant impact on the functionality of the system, particularly at speed. Small unexpected changes in the angle of the camera can mean the difference between a vehicle avoiding a crash or not.

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Calibration Required:

After Windscreen Replacement

If a fault code shows on dashboard

Replacement of ECU

Replacement or Disconnection of Camera

Change of Suspension, Wheel Alignment

Fifth Gear Testing vehicles fitted with ADAS

 


OE model year
Audi A3 (8V) 2012 –
Audi A4 (8K) 2008 –
Audi A5 (8T/8F) 2007 –
Audi A6 (4F) 2004 – 2011
Audi A6 (4G) 2011 –
Audi A7 (4G) 2010 –
Audi A8 (4H) 2010 –
Audi Q3 (8U) 2011 –
Audi Q5 (8R) 2008 –
Audi Q7 (4L) 2005 –
BMW 1er (F20/F21) 2011 –
BMW 2er (F22) 2013 –
BMW 3er (F30/F31) 2012 –
BMW 3er GT (F34) 2013 –
BMW 4er (F32/F33) 2013 –
BMW 5er (E60/E61) 2007 – 2010
BMW 5er (F10/F11) 2010 –
BMW 5er GT (F07) 2009 –
BMW 6er (E63/E64) 2004 – 2010
BMW 6er (F12/F13) 2011 –
BMW 6er Gran Coupé (F06) 2012 –
BMW 7er (F01/F02)) 2008 –
BMW i3 (I01) 2013 –
BMW X3 (F25) 2010 –
BMW X4 (F26) 2014 –
BMW X5 (E70) 2010 –
BMW X5 (F15) 2013 –
BMW X6 (E71/E72) 2008 –
BMW X6 (F16) 2014 –
Citroen C4 Picasso 2013 –
Citroen DS5 2012 –
Fiat 500 L 2012 –
Fiat Panda 2012 –
Ford B-Max 2012 –
Ford C-Max 2010 –
Ford Focus 2010 –
Ford Galaxy 2010 –
Ford Kuga 2013 –
Ford Mondeo 2010 –
Ford Mondeo 2014 –
Ford S-Max 2010 –
Ford Transit 2014 –
Ford Transit Custom 2012 –
Honda Accord (LKAS) 2008 –
Honda Civic (LDW) 2014 –
Honda CR-V (LDW) 2012 –
Honda CR-V (LKAS) 2012 –
Hyundai i20 2015 –
Hyundai i40 2013 –
Kia Carens 2013 –
Kia Ceed 2012 –
Kia Pro Ceed 2013 –
Kia Sorento 2015 –
Kia Soul 2014 –
Mazda 3 2013 –
Mazda 6 2012/11 –
Mazda CX-5 2012 –
Mercedes A-Klasse (BM176) 2012 –
Mercedes B-Klasse (BM246) 2011 –
Mercedes C-Klasse (BM204) 2007 – 2011
Mercedes C-Klasse (BM204) Facelift 2011 – 2013
Mercedes C-Klasse (BM205) 2014 –
Mercedes CLA-Klasse (BM117) 2012 –
Mercedes CL-Klasse (BM216) 2006 – 2014
Mercedes CLS-Klasse (BM218) 2011 –
Mercedes E-Klasse (BM212) 2009 –
Mercedes E-Klasse Coupé (BM207) 2009 –
Mercedes GLA-Klasse (BM156) 2012 –
Mercedes GLK (BMX204) Facelift 2012 –
Mercedes GL-Klasse (BM166) 2012 –
Mercedes ML-Klasse (BM166) 2011 –
Mercedes S-Klasse (BM221) 2005 – 2013
Mercedes S-Klasse (BM222) 2013 –
Mercedes SLK-Klasse (BM172) 2011 –
Mercedes SL-Klasse (BM231) 2011 –
Mercedes Sprinter (BM906) 2013 –
Mitsubishi Outlander III 2012 –
Opel Astra J 2009 – 2012
Opel Insignia 2009 –
Opel Mokka 2012 –
Renault Megane III 2008 –
Renault Scenic III 2012 –
Renault Twingo III 2014 –
Peugeot alle —
Seat Alhamra (71) 2010 –
Seat Leon (5F) 2012 –
Seat Mii (KF) 2011 –
Skoda Citigo (NF) 2011 –
Skoda Octavia (5E) 2013 –
Volvo S60 II/V60 2011-
Volvo S80 II/V70 III/XC70 III 2008 –
Volvo V40/V40XC 2012 –
Volvo XC60 2008 –
VW CC (35) 2012 –
VW Golf 7 (5G/BA) 2012 –
VW Passat (36) 2010 – 2014
VW Passat (3C) 2005 – 2010
VW Passat CC (35) 2008 – 2012
VW Passat (3G) 2015 –
VW Sharan (7N) 2010 –
VW Tiguan (5N) 2011 –
VW Touareg (7P) 2010 –
VW Touran (1T3) 2010 –
VW Up (12) 2011 –