Calibrating Lane Departure Warning Systems

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Advanced technology in vehicles makes them safer. Today, you can purchase a vehicle that will warn you of an impending forward collision, stop the vehicle automatically if it spots danger and notify you if the car should drift out of the lines of a highway. To work as designed, these systems feature state-of-the-art technology that uses various sensors and systems to watch for potential dangers occurring around the exterior of your car.

About the Equipment

Cameras, ultrasonic sensors and radar are usually installed along the outside of the car for the safety systems to do their jobs. Steering sensors, such as front-facing cameras, notify the lane departure system when your car travels outside of its lane. Manufacturers install cameras along the inside of a vehicle’s windshield where it will operate with a system inside the rear-view mirror. Other cameras are placed inside a car’s roof, and some carmakers take advantage of dual cameras. When these are in place, they’ll be positioned away from each other to give you better depth perception.

If you have a new car, then your safety systems may operate using a 360-degree camera. This type of setup features cameras that are installed on the front, back and vehicle sides. They provide a complete view of the surrounding area. While these cameras are more basic, they may still need to be calibrated. Some of these safety systems collect information from one sensor to work while others use several pieces of equipment to keep you safe.

When installing safety sensors, a car’s manufacturer will do so with precision to make sure that the sensors are viewing the outside of the car properly. This means that if their angles are shifted in any way, then they’ll need calibration to ensure that they’re operating properly. If a car sensor is shifted out of its alignment even a little, the shift can prevent the monitoring systems from working properly, which could cause an accident. The smallest of fender benders may move sensors out of alignment as can basic service jobs like brake repairs or wheel alignments. Lane departure warning system calibration in Phoenix, AZ, helps prevent collisions.

When Systems Operate Improperly

If you fail to have a sensor recalibrated, it may deliver incorrect information to the system that’s relying on it to keep you safe. In fact, it may not send any information to the system. When a sensor isn’t working properly, it may cause:

• Your car’s instrument panel to display a warning light or repair message

• The vehicle’s computer system to store a trouble code

• Steering challenges

• The steering wheel to shake

These types of issues could make you doubt your car and worry that the safety systems aren’t working well enough to protect you.

How We Calibrate ADAS

There are two types of ADAS calibration, which are static and dynamic. For static calibration, vehicle manufacturers outline measuring techniques for their autos and recommend the tools needed. Lasers are involved to ensure that cameras are properly detecting objects. Dynamic calibration involves driving a vehicle along a roadway that includes lane markings to make sure that the cameras and other safety detection gear is identifying hazards in the right places and quickly enough.

Contact Us for LDWS Calibration

We calibrate lane departure warning system in Phoenix, AZ. It’s important to take your car to an experienced shop that knows how to calibrate these sensitive systems properly. At All ADAS, we know what is required to calibrate your car’s safety systems. Contact us for an appointment today.

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