All About Lane Departure Warning Systems

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A lane departure warning system (LDWS) is part of the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that’s available on many newer vehicles. This warning system helps drivers stay within the lanes on the road by alerting drivers when their vehicles are straying into the oncoming lane or the shoulder of the road. Sometimes, when drivers are distracted by children or coffee spilled in their laps or are simply getting tired, they might accidentally stray out of their lanes. Lane departure warning systems make a sound to let the driver know that they’re in the way of danger.

The lane departure warning system was first created in 2000 by a company called Iteris. But it wasn’t until the mid-2000s that the feature was seen on more vehicles. Since then, many brands have added the feature to their lineup of vehicles. Some of these brands include GMC, Lexus, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and many others.

This system can tell where the lines on the road are by scanning the road with a camera. If the camera detects that your vehicle is leaving the lanes on the road, it will alert you by making a sound, flashing light, or making a vibration.

What’s Wrong With My LDWS?

Like many things, the lane departure warning system can break. Typically, you’ll see a light that tells you to have your LDWS or ADAS serviced. Additionally, there are times when you need a lane departure warning system calibration. LDWS calibration is one of the ways that assures you that you have a functional LDWS. Without lane departure warning system calibration, the vehicle might not be able to as accurately tell when your vehicle is outside of the lanes.

One of the times that you should calibrate the lane departure warning system on your vehicle is when you have work done on your windshield. There’s technology in the glass that the LDWS uses to sense where your vehicle is on the road.

How Can All ADAS Help?

All ADAS serves clients in Tempe, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, AZ, as we specialize in components related to ADAS. We calibrate lane departure warning systems. If your system is even a little off, the vehicle won’t accurately know when you’re no longer in the lane. When we calibrate your system, we’ll use a hand-held unit to calibrate the LDWS in your vehicle. We also do windshield repair and replacement. Years ago, your windshield was just a piece of glass. Today, there’s sophisticated technology in the windshield, and you need technicians that are trained to properly care for your windshield and ensure that all of the components are working properly.

Consult Our Team

Our team at All ADAS can diagnose and fix the problems with your LDWS. Give us a call or just drop in for a visit so that we can help keep you safer in your vehicle by providing you with LDWS calibration services that will keep it in optimal condition and ensure safer driving conditions at all times.

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