Emergency Braking System
Calibrating Emergency Braking ADAS System
What is Emergency Braking System
Emergency braking systems help to prevent accidents by alerting drivers of a potential collision and automatically applying the brakes. The systems rely on various coordinated technologies, including cameras, radar, and laser sensors. The system monitors the road ahead of the vehicle, looking for any objects that could cause a collision. If it detects one, it will alert the driver and apply the brakes automatically if needed.
Emergency braking systems are especially useful for trucks, which are heavier than cars and have less stopping distance due to their size and weight. They may also be used on buses or other large vehicles that need extra time to stop safely.
When it comes to emergency braking systems, there are two types: normal and full. A normal system will simply apply the brakes as quickly as possible, while a full system will also activate seat belts and airbags.
The most significant difference between these two types of systems is how they react in high-speed situations. Normal systems may be unable to keep up with the car’s speed in such situations, which could cause serious injuries or death if unintended acceleration occurs.
How Emergency Braking System Works?
The emergency braking system comes into action when the vehicle detects an imminent collision. The system then applies the brakes, which stop the vehicle from hitting another vehicle or obstacle.
The emergency braking system can be activated by either a driver or by the car itself, depending on the type of car you drive. In some cars, a button on your steering wheel will activate the system when pressed. Other cars will automatically activate it if they sense an impending collision with another vehicle or object in their path.
It is part of the advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) installed on the vehicle’s glasses. The emergency braking system is designed to stop the car in a short amount of time when the driver presses the brake pedal. The system uses sensors that are located on both sides of the vehicle. These sensors are connected to an electronic control unit (ECU) that receives information from the sensors and then activates the brakes accordingly.
It is good to notice that the emergency braking system does not guarantee that the collision will be avoided. Sometimes the system slows your car to reduce the impact if a collision happens. The system is also effective when the sensors, cameras, and radar identify objects. Factors like heavy rains, sunshine, and darkness can affect its effectiveness.
Replacing Windshields equipped with Emergency Braking System
When it is time to replace your car windshield that is euipped with Emergency Braking System, all the cameras and sensors are removed and reattached after windshield installation. A recalibration procedure is then required to ensure that this critical safety system is functioning properly and is performing in accordance to the manufacturer tolerances.
When your car’s Emergency Braking ADAS System is not properly calibrated after a windshield replacement, the cameras or radar can be misaligned by even millimeters. This could cause dangerous driving conditions and accidents!
Many glass shops try to avoid performing recalibration due to lack of knowledge or calibration equipment. They will simply keep the wires intact, install the new windshield and call it done.
When installing a new windshield, be assured that it will always be off by few millimiters from the original windshield position. This slight shift in windshield position causes the Lane Departure Warning System and the Lane Keeping Assist System to be off.
At Francis & Sons Auto Glass we have the latest recalibration systems and the expertise and experience to recalibrate your Emergency Braking to its factory setting and we back it up with our lifetime warranty.
Does insurance cover calibrating Emergency Braking?
The short answer is if you have comprehensive coverage or if you have elected to add glass replacement coverage (an add on coverage to your auto insurance policy), then recalibration of Emergency Braking System is fully covered and there won’t be out of pocket expense.
Otherwise, plan on spending a minimum of $250 for recalibration. In the state of Arizona, it is always advisable to purchase glass coverage on top of your comprehensive auto insurance to avoid out of pocket expense when your windshield breaks or cracks.