The number of re-calibrations carried out by CarGlass Spain has not stopped increasing in recent years. Worldwide, Belron Group conducts approximately 2 million reevaluations per year. In our country, the windshields of 16.3% of cars replaced by CarGlass Spain in 2022 need to re-calibrate the cameras of their ADAS systems, from 31% in Norway to still one percent of the Spanish vehicle fleet older Cause
For the company, “These numbers show how incidents of ADAS systems have increased in car parks, and also that drivers are becoming increasingly aware of the critical importance of re-calibrating the cameras of these systems when They suffer a broken windshield and have to go to a specialized center to get it replaced”.
The CarGlass technical team has the appropriate training to perform accurate re-calibrations of ADAS technology. To recalculate correctly, CarGlass has the facilities, equipment, technology and methodology. Beleron Technical has integrated this process into the “Belleron Way of Fitting” technical manual, which is followed by all of the group’s glassware technicians worldwide.
ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) must continue to operate accurately throughout the life of the vehicle because they may eventually take control of the car and because drivers depend on their reactions to warn or intervene in a risky situation. Until 2026, ITV will review the operation of ADAS systems. Until then, the main maintenance they have to receive is re-calibration of their sensors when the windshield is replaced, as the cameras and sensors of these systems are installed on it. When you replace the windshield, you have to remove the cameras from the broken glass and mount them on the new glass. Once installed, they must be recalibrated to ensure that they point to the correct location and provide the correct information so that security systems can reliably identify the vehicle’s environment.
Tests conducted by the MIRA Institute show that when the cameras fail due to zero or poor recalibration, the car is not able to reliably identify the environment and safety systems fail, leading to a collision or run over This could be because the system does not correctly calculate distances or required braking power.