Understanding ADAS Camera Calibration: Starting from 4 Aspects

Mar 21,2023
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ADAS Camera Calibration

In ADAS calibration, the most common is to calibrate the camera, so what is ADAS camera calibration? Under what conditions do you need it? Which ADAS systems need to calibrate the camera? In this article, we will focus on introducing ADAS camera calibration!

What is ADAS camera calibration?

ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) camera calibration is a process adjustment of the camera installed on the vehicle to ensure the accuracy of the objects and obstacles on the road. This is important for the normal operation of various security functions such as automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.

Why do need ADAS camera calibration?

With the rapid development of society and the advancement of the automotive industry technology.  ADAS has been widely used in various vehicles, and it plays a key role in ensuring the safety of modern vehicles. In order to ensure that it can drive correctly, we need to calibrate the camera installed on the vehicle.

The following are some reasons for the ADAS camera calibration:

Accuracy: ADAS cameras require precise measurements and detections to ensure proper operation of systems such as lane departure warning, blind spot detection and collision avoidance. Calibration ensures that the camera is properly aligned with the vehicle geometry and takes accurate measurements.

Safety: Accurate ADAS cameras ensure the safety of drivers and passengers on the road. Cameras without accurate or correct calibrations may cause inaccurate warnings or delays, which may cause accidents.

Compliance: Automotive safety regulations require ADAS systems to be properly calibrated to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Failure to comply with these regulations may result in penalties, recalls, and other legal liabilities.

In short, ADAS camera calibration is necessary to ensure the safety and accuracy of the modern car safety system. This is an important step that needs to be executed regularly to maintain the efficiency of these systems.

Under what circumstances need ADAS camera calibration?

So, under what circumstances do you need ADAS camera calibration?

In order to drive more securely, we need to know more about the ADAS camera calibration under what circumstances, which is conducive to our judgment of the vehicle!

1. After replacing the camera: If you replace the ADAS camera, you need to calibrate it to ensure that it plays a role normally and accurately. Because the characteristics of each camera are slightly different, the calibration process can ensure that the new camera is aligned with the geometric shape of the vehicle, and that the information it provides is accurate.

2. After a collision or accident: If your vehicle is involved in a collision or accident, ADAS cameras may be misplaced, damaged, or out of calibration, which affects the accuracy of the system.

3. After the suspension is overhauled: Any major repair or modification of the suspension system, such as replacing the suspension part or adjusting the height of driving, will also affect the alignment of the ADAS camera.

4. After wheel alignment: Wheel alignment also affects the positioning of the ADAS camera since it is mounted on the windshield or dashboard and is sensitive to changes in vehicle geometry.

5. Windshield replacement: Replacing the windshield will affect the front camera, so ADAS camera calibration is also required.

6. If the vehicle has the above conditions, it is recommended that you go to the local professional repair center for ADAS camera calibration. To ensure that the camera is aligned correctly, the vehicle can drive safely.

Which ADAS system needs to calibrate the camera?

ADAS depends on the camera to run normally. Understanding which ADAS system needs to calibrate the camera, which is also conducive to our comprehensive judgment of the calibration of the vehicle!

Here are some ADAS systems that may require camera calibration:

1. Lane Departure Warning (LDW) system: Use the camera to detect lane markers, and warn the driver when the vehicle deviates from the lane.

2. Forward Collision Warning( FCW )system: Use a camera to detect the distance between the vehicle and the front vehicle, and a warning is issued if the distance is too close.

3. Automatic emergency braking (AEB) system: Use the camera to detect the obstacles on the road. If the driver does not respond to the warning, it will automatically brake.

4. Adaptive cruise control (ACC) system: Use the camera to detect the distance between the vehicle and the vehicle in front, and adjust the speed of the vehicle to maintain a safe follow-up distance.

5. Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) system: Use the camera to detect the vehicle in the blind area of the driver, and warn it when the driver tries to change the aisle.

SmartSafe ADAS calibration training

ADAS calibration is a process of adjusting and verifying vehicle safety systems to ensure their normal operation. The results of ADAS calibration are not only influenced by ADAS devices but also by the level of technical personnel. How to become a qualified calibration person? ADAS calibration systematic theoretical training is essential! Smartsafe online ADAS calibration training courses cover the theme of various ADAS, calibration processes, calibration tools and equipment, safety prevention measures, and fault exclusion techniques when the process is taken in the process. At the same time, Smartsafe will also conduct offline training based on the needs of dealers. Let dealers quickly master the use of SmartSafe ADAS calibration kit. Provide strong technical support for dealers. Ensure that they will not cause use obstacles during the promotion.

Here are some ADAS calibration kits recommended:

1. X-431 ADAS LITE + iSmartLink D01 or iSmartLink 801

2. X-431 ADAS PRO PLUS + iSmartLink D01 or iSmartLink 801

3. X-431 ADAS Mobile + iSmartLink D01 or iSmartLink 801

4. X-431 ADAS HD + iSmartLink D01 or iSmartLink 801

The above products are compatible with Launch PRO and PAD series.

SmartSafe ADAS Calibration Tools


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