2023 Windshield ADAS Calibration Comes From SmartSafe X-431 ADAS Mobile

Feb 28,2023
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What is Windshield ADAS Calibration? Windshield ADAS calibration is actually recalibrating the camera mounted on the windshield. The ADAS system senses the changes in the surrounding environment through the camera sensor during the driving process of the auto, so as to make analysis and judgment. In this blog, we will discuss what is windshield ADAS calibration. Why Windshield ADAS Calibration? And the final example shows!

What is windscreen ADAS calibration?

With the continuous advancement of automotive technology on the market, the windshield is more than just a piece of glass. New model autos are equipped with advanced driver assistance systems(ADAS), and other devices such as cameras and sensors are installed on the windshield.  Windshield ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) calibration is a process that involves adjusting and aligning the various sensors and cameras that are installed in the windshield of a vehicle.

ADAS is a system that assists drivers in their decision-making by providing them with real-time information about the vehicle's surroundings.  When replacing the windshield, the camera is removed and reattached. Even if the angle of the camera deviates by only one degree. It can also have a huge impact on the visible area of the vehicle, which affects how the ADAS system works.

Why do windshields need ADAS calibration?

When the ADAS windshield is replaced, subjected to a collision, intentional damage, severe weather, etc., as long as it leaves the original position, the ADAS cannot perform self-recalibration.  Since the sensors and cameras used in ADAS systems rely on precise measurements and calculations, they need to be calibrated properly to ensure accurate and reliable performance. This calibration process involves setting up the vehicle in a specific location, aligning the sensors and cameras according to manufacturer specifications, and verifying that the readings are within the required range. This is why windshield ADAS calibration is required!

There are two types of ADAS calibrations: static calibration and dynamic calibration. Static calibration is performed when the vehicle is stationary, and dynamic calibration is performed while the vehicle is in motion. The type of calibration required depends on the specific ADAS system in the vehicle.

It is important to note that windshield ADAS calibration is a highly technical process and should only be performed by trained and qualified professionals. Improper calibration can lead to false readings, which can compromise the effectiveness of the ADAS system and, in some cases, can even create a safety hazard.

Using professional ADAS calibration equipment can restore the correct position of the car's windshield camera. The recalibration of the camera on the windshield allows the ADAS safety system to work properly. Windshields are not ADAS calibrated, and ADAS functions may not work properly, resulting in accidents. This includes ADAS system functions such as Forward Collision Alert (FCA), Driver Status Monitoring (DSM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Pedestrian Detection (PD), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Parking Assist (PA), etc.

When does a windshield require ADAS calibration?

Windshield ADAS calibration is required in the following situations:

  • Windshield replacement
  • Camera replacement and removal
  • Wheel adjustment
  • Damaged or disconnected ADAS camera

How long does windshield calibration take?

When the above happens, we may need to find a professional car repair center to help us complete the calibration. It is understood that the time required for windshield calibration ranges from tens of minutes to several hours. If you want to know the specific time for windshield calibration, you can contact the local professional auto repair shop or technicians. They can provide a more accurate calibration time estimate according to your model and specific conditions. The calibration time of the windshield is affected by various factors, mainly the following elements:

1. Calibration type: Windshield calibration can be divided into static and dynamic. Static calibration involves accurate measurements and adjustments of the vehicle and cameras, while dynamic calibration may require driving and testing on actual roads. Dynamic calibration usually takes more time.

2. Calibration equipment: The calibration speed also depends on the advanced level of technical equipment and tools used. Some advanced calibration equipment may be able to complete the calibration process more quickly.

3. Make and vehicle type: Different makes and models of cars may have different windshield calibration requirements, so the calibration time may also vary.

4. Specific steps of calibration: The calibration process involves multiple steps, including camera installation, positioning, calibration, and testing. Different steps may take different times.

5. Operator experience: The operator's proficiency will also affect the calibration time. An experienced technician may be able to complete the calibration process more quickly.

Does insurance cover windshield calibration?

Does insurance cover windshield calibration? This is a concern of many car owners. Insurance covering windshield calibration can bring us many benefits. For example: reduce cost burden, maintain vehicle safety, maintain vehicle value, and save time. Insurance covering windshield calibration has so many advantages. Still, in reality, insurance policies and coverage will vary from country to country, and what covers windshield calibration may also vary from country to country. Here are some countries that may cover windshield calibration, but please note that this is general and specific policies may differ:

1. United States: In the United States, some insurance companies may cover windshield calibration, especially with repairers they work with. Different states and insurance companies may have different policies, so it is recommended that you contact your insurance company for details.

2. Canada: Canadian insurance policies may cover windshield repair and replacement, but calibration coverage may vary by insurer and specific approach.

3. European countries: In some European countries, insurance may cover windshield repair or replacement, but whether calibration is included may vary by country and insurance company.

4. Australia: In Australia, some insurance companies may cover windshield repairs and replacements, but calibration may require specific knowledge of your insurance policy.

5. Other countries: Circumstances may vary in other countries. You should check with the insurance company in your country to find out their policies and coverage.

Because insurance policies can change at any time, the best course of action is to contact your insurance company directly for accurate information on whether windshield calibration is covered.

Windshield calibration tool

A windshield calibration tool is a device used to calibrate the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in a vehicle that relies on cameras or sensors mounted on the windshield. This tool is typically used by trained professionals, such as automotive technicians or glass repair specialists, who have the expertise to properly perform the calibration process. It is important to ensure that ADAS systems are properly calibrated after any windshield replacement or repair to ensure driver and passenger safety.

SmartSafe recommends three professional windshield calibration tools for everyone: X-431 ADAS LITE, X-431 ADAS PRO PLUS, X-431 ADAS Mobile.

How to calibrate the camera after windshield replacement?

We will show you the case!

Required products: X-431 ADAS Mobile, iSmartLink 801

Measured model: BOXER3_Euro 5 | Euro 6

1. Automatically identify and enter through ADAS calibration entrance VIN


2. Choose “ADAS Calibration"


3. Automatically recognize BOXER3_Euro 5 | Euro 6 models


4. After selecting "ADAS System Select", click "Lane Wandering Alert" to enter the system


5. Select the path: Special Function->ADAS Calibration, and click to enter



6. Select the “ADAS mobile“ target, read the prompt, and click "OK" when you are ready



7. Follow the prompts. After the operation is complete, click "Next"


8. Follow the prompts. After the operation is complete, click "Next"


9. Follow the prompts. After the operation is complete, click "Next"


10. Follow the prompts. After the operation is complete, click "Next"


11. Follow the prompts. After the operation is complete, click "Next"


12. Follow the prompts. After the operation is complete, click "Next"


13. Follow the prompts. After the operation is complete, click "Next"


14. Follow the prompts, after finishing the operation, click "Next" to perform the calibration function, after "Switch Off The Ignition"  the prompt appears, and then click "OK"


15. After "Switch On The Ignition" according to the prompt, click "OK"


16. Show prompt "Front Camera Calibration Was Successful", click "OK"



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