Blind Spot Detection Repair
An increasingly popular ADAS feature among newer vehicles, blind-spot monitoring helps drivers avoid collisions when merging and changing lanes. A blind-spot monitoring system utilizes feedback from cameras and sensors, usually mounted on the rear bumper or side mirrors of the vehicle. If the sensors detect something in the adjacent lanes while the driver is attempting to shift over, they will be alerted via a visual or audible warning through the ADAS screen.
Insight Vehicle Calibration offers ADAS calibration service to repair faulty blind spot detection and monitoring systems. Failure to calibrate your ADAS properly can lead to accidents or injuries.
What Is Blind Spot Detection?
Blind-spot detection, or blind-spot monitoring, is just as the name implies: it detects activity in the rear quarter blind spots of the vehicle while driving. These blind spots are notorious for hiding approaching vehicles in adjacent lanes, but not any longer – thanks to blind spot detection and monitoring systems. This ADAS safety feature is an active aid that assists drivers with the ability to survey their surroundings and detect what they might normally miss on the road. The system will notify the driver of nearby vehicles while attempting to shift lanes, helping reduce the amount of merge-based collisions.
Benefits of a Blind Spot Detection System
- Helps Prevents Car Crashes – Along with monitoring the hard-to-see areas around your vehicle, blind spot detection systems also help prevent drivers from crashing into other vehicles in nearby lanes.
- Increase Driver Awareness – Think of blind-spot monitoring as an extra set of eyes that is constantly viewing the spots you can’t easily see while driving. When you have a lot of different things to keep track of, it helps to have this extra sense of coverage.
- Increase Driver Response Time – It’s hard to respond to something you don’t see. Blind-spot sensors are more effective at detecting obstacles than plain side mirrors without any ADAS technology. The audible and visual alerts coming through the ADAS really increase safety.
- Makes Everyone In The Car Feel Safer – Since blind spot detection systems will alert the driver via visual and audible clues, this allows other passengers in the car to notice the alerts as well. Those extra passengers can then help the driver to notice these safety warnings for extra coverage.
When To Have Blind Spot Detection Repaired?
With the main focus of blind-spot detection systems being driver safety, it’s imperative that you have your ADAS calibrated any time the rear bumper or side mirrors are removed, replaced or installed. Failure to recalibrate and repair the blind spot detection system may result in inaccurate feedback being reported to the driver, which could result in an accident or injury.
ADAS Calibration with Insight Vehicle Calibration
Insight Vehicle Calibration specializes in the state-of-the-art recalibration of vehicles that have experienced an interruption in their ADAS. Our primary objective is to ensure the proper functionality of a vehicle’s ADAS configurations. We work directly with our trusted partner in Chamblee, Lightning Auto Glass, to handle any ADAS Calibration service needed by customers following their auto glass repair or replacement service. Our team of experts will work to recalibrate your ADAS so that your blind spot detection monitoring system is repaired and working as it should.
The service was quick and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Cost was very affordable. If you have your windshield replaced then it’s recommended to have your lane assist system recalibrated.
Other Names For Blind Spot Detection Systems
Different auto manufacturers refer to blind spot detection systems by different names, but they all mostly offer the same features. Below is a list of what certain automakers are calling this ADAS feature.
Audi: Audi Side Assist
BMW: Active Blind Spot Detection
Honda/Acura: Blind Spot Information System
Mercedes-Benz: Blind Spot Assist, Active Blind Spot Assist
Nissan/Infiniti: Blind Spot Warning
Toyota/Lexus: Blind Spot Monitor
Volkswagen: Blind Spot Monitor
Volvo: Blind Spot Information System