The Future of ADAS Calibration: Predictive Maintenance

You're cruising down the freeway when suddenly, a deer steps onto the roadway in front of you, your car alerts you to an object in the roadway — a lifesaving moment made possible by Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS). In an era where vehicles are essentially computers on wheels, ADAS windshield calibration has become a cornerstone to help keep drivers and their passengers safe.

Dive into this article to explore these emerging developments and why Caliber is your go-to for state-of-the-art windshield replacement ADAS calibration services.

What is ADAS Calibration?

Think of ADAS calibration as the meticulous adjustment of sensors and cameras for your car's safety sensors and cameras, ensuring they work as intended. These systems include automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control. While initially set according to factory standards, various factors like accidents, rough road conditions, or even windshield replacements could impact how manufacturers intended these safety sensors to perform. If they're misaligned, calibration becomes essential to keep the system operating as intended.

Importance of ADAS Sensors Mounted to the Windshield

Your windshield does more than give you a clear view — it's a platform for numerous ADAS sensors, each critical for vehicle safety and performance. For instance:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Utilizes a forward-facing radar sensor mounted on the windshield to continuously assess the speed and distance between your vehicle and those ahead.
  • Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keeping Assist: Employs cameras mounted on the windshield to monitor road markings, alerting the driver of unintentional lane drifts and, in some cases, even steering the car back into its lane.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking: Utilizes optical or radar sensors embedded in the windshield to detect potential road hazards and automatically apply brakes if the driver fails to react in time.
  • Traffic Sign Recognition: Leverages optical sensors to identify and interpret traffic signs, aiding in speed management and compliance with local laws.
  • Pedestrian Detection: Uses a combination of radar and camera-based sensors on the windshield to identify pedestrians and trigger necessary safety protocols, such as warnings or automatic braking.

When these sensors are off by even a fraction, the ADAS may not work as intended, potentially compromising safety. When windshields are equipped with features such as ADAS, Caliber Auto Glass has the technicians and tools ready to restore them back to the manufacturer’s guidelines.

ADAS Market Growth and Impact

The ADAS calibration market is soaring. Valued at $25.92 Billion in 2021, it's projected to almost double by 2030. Behind this growth is the power of AI and machine learning, promising even more accurate calibration techniques.

Furthermore, the impact of these systems goes beyond market figures. According to research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the influence of ADAS is far-reaching, potentially preventing as many as 37 million accidents, 14 million injuries, and close to 250,000 fatalities from 2021 through 2050.

Predictive Maintenance:

By analyzing data from ADAS and other vehicle systems, future vehicles will predict when calibrations are needed. Instead of waiting for a system malfunction or a regular service interval, the vehicle will alert the owner when it detects that a calibration may soon be necessary. This proactive approach will ensure your system always operates as the manufacturer intended.

Why Choose Caliber for Your ADAS Calibration Needs

At Caliber Auto Glass, we offer comprehensive solutions, from repairs to replacements to calibrations — we're your partner in road safety. With our presence across 23 states and the flexibility of mobile services depending on repair, we're always within reach. Partnering with Protech Automotive Solutions™, we ensure your vehicle's safety systems are spot-on. Our bond goes beyond just service; major insurance companies vouch for our excellence, and we back all our services with a limited lifetime warranty, underscoring our commitment to "Clearing the Way Forward®.


Caliber remains committed to offering expert ADAS calibration services to ensure drivers and their passengers are safe. If you need ADAS calibration services related to a windshield replacement, request a quote by reaching out to Caliber Auto Glass for trusted, high-quality services.