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ADAS Calibration

What is it?



 It refers to the recalibration of windshield-mounted camera(s). It’s a process that electronically aims the windshield camera sensor and ensures the accuracy of the driver assistance systems in your vehicle. This includes ADAS systems like lane departure warning, collision avoidance braking, adaptive cruise control, and more. 

Moons auto glass counts with the different types of ADAS calibration. ADAS-equipped vehicles require static calibration, dynamic calibration, or both — it depends on a vehicle’s ADAS systems and OEM recommendations.

Types Of Calibration

Static Calibration

Is a process that adjusts the hard-coded values of specific components in your vehicle’s windshield-mounted camera. This phase of ADAS calibration requires specialized ADAS equipment and a variety of calibration targets (specific to OEM requirements) that the sensors must recognize to calibrate properly. 

Moons Auto Glass counts with this equiptement to provide a better service

Dynamic Calibration

Dynamic calibration, or on-road calibration, since the bulk of the work takes place when driving. It begins in the shop with a diagnostic tool to identify which ADAS features are not in use, just like static calibration. 

Then, the technician of moons auto glass drives on roads with traffic and performs specific maneuvers. As a result, dynamic calibration ensures all your car’s safety features operate correctly when they are needed the most.

How to know

When its necessary?

In vehicles with forward-facing cameras, like 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC, calibration is necessary whenever something happens to move a camera out of its original position. The most common vehicle repair requiring a recalibration of the windshield camera is a windshield replacement; however, many manufacturers now require a windshield camera recalibration after any serious accident or a wheel alignment.  

ADAS Sensors to Calibrate

Most of the modern vehicles include a variety of ADAS sensors, but not all of them need a calibration. To help you to understand, Moons Autoglass can help, here are some of the ADAS sensors that most often need calibration.

Steering Angle Sensor

They tell what direction the steering wheel is being turned. Setting your steering angle sensor is key to getting an accurate zero-point calibration. Some of them self-calibrate, some require a scan tool or an additional procedures

Front Facing Camera Sensors

They are mostly found mounted to the inside of a car’s windshield, near the rearview mirror, front-facing ADAS cameras detect cars, and obstructions in your vehicle’s forward view. Front-facing camera sensors gauge distance to forward objects, detect and watch lane markings, identify traffic signs, and sense light levels.

Forward Radar Sensor

Often located in a vehicle’s front bumper or grille. These sensors monitor the distance to forward objects and control the following distance. Calibration of forward radar sensors can be both, dynamic or static. 


Rear Radar Sensors

Located in a vehicle’s rear corners, behind the bumper cover, rear radar sensors, also need calibration. These shorter-range sensors are able to monitor the distance to approaching objects from the vehicle’s rear and sides. The calibration of this sensors depending of the OEM model can require different procedures.

Moon's AutoGlass Recomendations

  1. ADAS calibration is vehicle-specific. 
  2. Not all ADAS sensors are even meant to be calibrated. However, you may need to replace the damaged ones.
  3.  Some OEMs require an alignment rack for their ADAS calibration procedures.

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