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For many modern vehicles, auto glass isn’t just glass anymore. In fact, today’s auto glass is packed with a wide array of state of the art technologies. Glass technology is designed to keep you safe when you’re behind the wheel, sensing danger and alerting you of different objects or animals that are encountered on the road.

All of these glass technologies on your windshield and throughout the auto glass have revolutionized driver safety. The advancement even accounts for the identification number on your vehicle to be embedded in the windshield glass.

Learn more about these technologies and the role that your auto glass plays in their operation.
The features of ADAS

Your driver assist system
ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, are a family of safety systems that designed to work together to automate and enhance vehicle safety by alerting the driver to potential problems and avoid collisions.
Some features of driver assist systems include: adaptive cruise control, collision avoidance systems, connecting smartphones for hands-free dialing, automatic braking, and incorporation of GPS/traffic data, etc.

What kinds of ADAS systems are there?
Some features now come standard in new vehicles and others are optional, however, most, if not all, of the systems within ADAS fall under these categories:
Systems that change/adapt based on input from the surrounding environment
Systems that take over and perform certain functions that a driver cannot do safely 
Systems that use sensors, cameras, or other means to observe the surrounding area or driving of the vehicle and assesses whether a correction needs to be made
Systems that alert the driver to potential issues in their own driving or the driving of others that could increase the risk of injury to those in the vehicle
Examples of ADAS

Blind spot warning light
On your sideview mirror, you may see a blind spot warning light alerting you of a vehicle or other obstruction when you begin to signal a turn. The blind spot monitor detects other vehicles to help you avoid collision as you shift lanes on an interstate or back out of a parking space. 
​Radar system
A car radar system detects traffic issues that you may not be fully alert to. These include:

Blind spot monitoring
Adaptive cruise control
Cross traffic interference at intersections
The radar is designed to keep you safe while behind the wheel.
Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure & Adaptive Cruise Control
For your safety, the collision avoidance systems are put in place to decrease the amount of avoidable crashes. From rear and forward collision warnings that bring your vehicle to a halt to lane departure warnings that help you stay in your lane, the goal of these ADAS is to minimize accidents. On-board sensors assist with adaptive cruise control that help you maintain a safe following distance by automatically adjusting your cruising speed.
Here are some additional examples of specific ADAS systems:
Adaptive cruise control (ACC) 
Adaptive head lights 
Adaptive light control 
Automatic braking system (ABS) 
Automatic parking
Blind spot monitors 
Pedestrian monitors 
Proximity monitors 
Driver drowsiness detection
Collision avoidance system
Forward collision warning
Lane keep assist
Lane departure warning

Do I have ADAS on my vehicle?

It is important to know if your vehicle has ADAS because it helps improve road safety and may put you at risk if any of those systems are tied to the windshield should it need repair or replacing.
If your windshield is damaged and needs replacement, be sure to check with the original manufacturer for which ADAS systems are tied to the windshield so that you have these systems reinstalled and re calibrated.
The windshield is an important part of the array of interlinked safety systems of your vehicle too and should be repaired or replaced immediately, but the auxiliary safety systems play an equal part in keeping the driver and passengers safe as well.

What is ADAS and what does it do? 
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8606 Mississippi Street   
  Merrillville IN 46410  
   (219) 769-1905

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