Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems

Advanced driver-assistance systems or ADAS, are a family of safety systems designed to work together to automate and enhance vehicle safety. Each system alerts the driver to potential problems and helps avoid collisions.

Common types of ADAS

A steering wheel with Adaptive Cruise ControlAdaptive 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.

Image of adaptive headlights on a carAdaptive Headlights

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 lit up at all times.

Top tip: Adaptive Headlights use camera-based systems that will require calibration after a windscreen replacement.

A wheel showing a brake caliperAutonomous Emergency Braking

Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) is a feature that helps improve safety by identifying critical situations early and warning the driver. AEB also has the ability to 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.

A car's wing mirror showing blind spot awarenessBlind 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 rader technology that will not require calibration after a windshield replacement.

A car using lane departure warning systemLane 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.

A car showing traffic sign recognitionTraffic 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.

Booking your appointment

If you require a windscreen replacement, we strongly recommend that you get a windscreen recalibration. Unlike many other companies, we can carry out the calibration at the same day as your replacement. 

Our expert technicians will calibrate to the manufacturer's required standard with an aim to get you back on the road as soon as possible. 

Learn more about Windscreen Recalibration or read our Windscreen Recalibration FAQs.  

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