Your Windscreen and Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems

Your Windscreen and Autonomous Emergency Braking Systems
Posted by Darren on Jun 14, 2024

Sometimes, it all comes down to a split second between escaping a car crash or not. The autonomous emergency braking system was created for this reason. However, your car's front cameras and sensors are necessary for autonomous emergency braking systems. This is why, after a glass replacement or repair, these detectors need to be calibrated, just like any other Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) system.

AEB Braking: What is it?

One safety feature found in an Advanced Driver-Assistance System, or ADAS package, is AEB braking. They are standard on a lot of new cars. By evaluating the situation, warning you of the danger, and applying the brake when necessary, the AEB helps to prevent accidents.

Systems for Autonomous Emergencies can:

  • Decrease the Chances of Collisions: As rear-end collisions are among the most frequent, having an AEB system installed can greatly lessen the chance that your vehicle may collide with the one in front of you. Insurance companies adore this, and many of them give owners of cars with AEB systems access to discounted rates.
  • Offer Automatic Braking in Reverse: You may finally put an end to running into objects when backing up your car thanks to the braking system. No more fender benders from parallel parking, humiliating pole dents, or crumpled bicycles.
  • Minimize or Avoid Whiplash: The technology can identify and warn you of possible collisions, but it cannot stop other cars from crashing into your fender. Instead, it can avoid whiplash by releasing the brake to lessen the force of the impact.

How do Emergency Brakes That are Autonomous Operate?

An array of sensors are mounted on the glass at the front and back of your car. These sensors are intended to measure the distance between you and other vehicles, as well as the difference in your velocities. Using such data, it determines whether a collision is likely to occur and, if it does, it will flash a warning to you and apply the brake (if you haven't already).

The following are some of the technology's physical parts:

  • Cameras: For object recognition, AEB cameras are mounted in front and close to the glass.
  • A Radar: AEB radar, which is frequently mounted behind the grill, combines with the cameras to measure an object's distance and, using that data, calculates the object's speed.
  • An Alarm Mounted in the Dashboard: The technology will flash your dash lights and sound an alarm if it detects that the car in front of you or behind you is travelling at a pace that is noticeably faster than your own.
  • The Brakes that Operate Automatically: Even while the technology won't always beat you to the pedal, AEB will stop the car for you automatically if you don't come down quickly enough.

When I Break My Glass, What Happens to My AEB Braking System?

You might be able to use glue to temporarily seal a chip or crack in a standard glass, preventing further damage. On the other hand, fixing an AEB-braking vehicle is more of a challenge.

Even a little crack can reduce the level of clarity required for the system to function properly because the cameras and sensors are positioned close to the glass, which can be uncomfortable at best and hazardous at worst.

You may rely on A1 Windscreens to fix any damage or breakage to your windscreen and to calibrate your ADAS systems by:

  • Changing the Glass: For AEB brakes to function properly, the windscreen must be replaced by a glass specialist. If not, it needs to achieve a high degree of visual clarity by meeting strict requirements. In Victoria, we provide expert glass replacement services.
  • Recalibrating Sensors and Cameras: Your ADAS system's cameras and sensors are recalibrated by our ADAS calibration service to guarantee optimal functionality.

Although they require some maintenance, AEB, autonomous emergency braking systems can drastically lower the number of accidents. It is your responsibility to ensure that no dirt, insects, snow or ice is obstructing the sensors, and you should be aware that a cracked windscreen will render the system unusable.

For ADAS Calibration and Windscreen Replacement, Rely on A1 Windscreens

Put your trust in the auto glass experts at A1 Windscreens to replace your windscreen if it has damage and for ADAS recalibration. For high-quality windscreen replacement services and ADAS calibration, you can contact our experts for a free quote.


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