Tag Archives: Calibration

The Future of ADAS and Proper Vehicle Calibration

“You need to take this [factors to consider for ADAS calibrations] seriously and perfect your CRAFFT,” said David DeBoer, Burke Porter Group president and CEO, during an industry meeting. DeBoer defined CRAFFT as: Calibrated gage – ensuring the gage is … Continue reading

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Secrets to a Successful Calibration

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) recently hosted a webinar for service technicians titled, ADAS Calibration – Do It Right and Document What You Do! The webinar was presented by Brent Johnson, Vehicle Service Group global product management … Continue reading

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When Calibration Doesn’t Work

“There are several things that come to mind when you think about all of the factors that can cause a calibration to fail, especially when you can work with [vehicle] systems that won’t always indicate that there is an issue,” … Continue reading

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New Hampshire House Rep Pre-Files Auto Glass Calibration Bill

A bill that aims to “[make] it an unfair insurance practice for an insurance company, agent, or adjuster to knowingly fail to pay a claim to the claimant or repairer to the extent the claimant’s vehicle is repaired in conformance … Continue reading

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Pilkington Reps Discuss Auto Glass Quality and ADAS Relationship

“Once a float glass process line begins it stays online between 10-15 years, and a lot of glass is moving through these lines – about 6,000 kilometers annually,” Erica Clouse, Pilkington North America business development manager, said at this year’s … Continue reading

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Industry Roundtables, Rate of Change Keynote and Other Topics Lite Up Auto Glass Week

Auto glass industry experts from around the world are gathered in Indianapolis for this year’s Auto Glass Week where attendees have the opportunity to view product displays, watch competitors compete for the ultimate title, and learn current industry trends and … Continue reading

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Tire Company Changes Its Name and Adds ADAS Services

Advanced Tire & Auto Center in Keyport, N.J., changed its name and will now focus on “the next generation of vehicle repair.” Owners Jason and Janet Bigelow, announced they’ve decided to focus on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Their business … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Calibration Competition Deadline Soon – Register Today!

Now in its second year, the Auto Glass Calibration Competition, sponsored by Opti-Aim™, is a premier international competition designed to find and honor the auto glass technician who completes the best auto glass calibration. The competition will take place during … Continue reading

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National Windscreens Secures Addison Lee Group Servicing Contract

National Windscreens was recently awarded a one-year contract for windscreen repair, replacement and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration on the 5,000 vehicle fleet run by Addison Lee Group, a global premium ground transportation business. Addison Lee Group offers premium … Continue reading

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New Legislation Introduced In New York

A bill in the New York state legislature outlines guidelines for the use of original equipment materials and procedures (OEM) in collision repair shops. The bill, also known as A8050, was introduced in the Assembly and was sponsored by Assemblyman … Continue reading

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Several Support Calibration During Rhode Island Hearing

Representatives from Allstate Insurance and Safelite spoke at the Rhode Island Committee on Corporations hearing last week to voice concerns over vague language in proposed legislation regarding calibration. The two pieces of legislation referenced throughout the hearing were House Bill … Continue reading

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Honda States New Requirements for Post Collision Diagnostic and Scan Tools

Honda recently released new language for its requirements for minimum diagnostic scans, inspections and calibrations done on vehicles following a collision. A main highlight featured the need to calibrate vehicles with an Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). “In addition, these … Continue reading

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Thatcham Research Releases Results of Calibration Study

Thatcham Research, a ‘not for profit’ insurer-funded research center, has released the results of its study on the need for calibrations if Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensors or parts that are in proximity to ADAS sensors are included in … Continue reading

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Autel Joins Trade Show Floor as Sponsor for Auto Glass Week™

Autel is joining Auto Glass Week™ once again as a Bronze-level sponsor. The company can be found in the exhibition hall at the Indiana Convention Center, to be held September 4-6 in Indianapolis, Ind. Autel offers diagnostic tools and ADAS … Continue reading

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Equalizer Welcomed Back as Auto Glass Week™ Sponsor

Equalizer will be joining Auto Glass Week™ (AGW) September 4-6 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis as a Silver-level sponsor. Auto Glass Week is the only event dedicated exclusively to the original equipment (OE) and aftermarket auto glass repair … Continue reading

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A Growing Rise in Calibration and What it Means for Shops

Calibration was a very popular topic during this year’s Auto Glass Week. There were several seminars that discussed not only the need for calibration, but also how much it has increased throughout the past few years and what that means … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Week: Roundtables, Products and Cars of the Future

Auto Glass Week continues with a keynote talk detailing cars of the future, data on glass claims and roundtables that allow attendees to share ideas. We also feature sponsor products and talk to a father/daughter duo competing here in San Antonio. … Continue reading

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Auto Glass Safety Council™ Gives Insight to AGW

Dozens of Auto Glass Safety Council™ (AGSC) members filled a conference room yesterday to kick off this year’s Auto Glass Week™ in San Antonio. Wednesday’s AGSC meeting, led by Peter Brown of Tiny & Sons Glass in Pembroke, Mass., highlighted … Continue reading

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OEMs Share Their Views at Automotive Glazing Event

Representatives of some OEMS shared their views on a variety of auto glass issues yesterday with attendees of Automotive Glazing USA, part of the 4th International CTI Conference. A few representatives mentioned that many regulations in place today are not functional … Continue reading

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Calibrations: What Technicians Need to Consider

When it comes to repairing or replacing glass on a vehicle equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), what does an auto glass shop technician need to prepare for when performing a calibration? Repair University Live discussed this recently with … Continue reading

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ADAS Front and Center at Auto Glass Week™ 2016

In a room so packed that it literally had to be expanded twice, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) was the topic of the day—and the overriding topic at the conference. “If AGRR companies are late to the table learning how … Continue reading

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National Windscreens Opens Calibration Center

National Windscreens has opened an Advanced Driver Assistance System calibration center in Inverness, U.K.

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TODAY’S BLOG: A-Don’t-Miss Event

“Do you have questions about how to recalibrate Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) after a windshield replacement? Auto Glass Week™ 2016 in San Antonio, Texas, is just the place to find answers.” —Jenna Reed

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U.K.—National Windscreens Launches Country Wide Calibration Service

Following several months of a pilot program, National Windscreens has launched a United Kingdom-based calibration service for windshield-mounted cameras, which are an integral part of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

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Lubner Discusses Belron Trends in D’Ieteren’s Annual Report

Belron faces declining market conditions in many countries, though, a second strong winter in the United States in 2015 helped to bolster business, says Gary Lubner, CEO of Belron, in D’Ieteren’s annual 2015 report.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Automatic Braking and the Glass Industry

“I read with interest the article recently printed in Automotive News and linked on glassBYTEs.com™ “Automatic Braking Standard: ‘New Model’ or ‘Safety Sellout’?” The article outlines the debate between having regulatory mandated braking systems in new vehicles versus a voluntary buy-in by carmakers. Either way, this change is coming and the automotive glass industry needs to be prepared.” —Bob Beranek

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National Windscreens Invests $1.08 Million in ADAS Calibration

United Kingdom-based National Windscreens is investing $1.08 million USD (€1 million in Euros) to meet the growing demand for camera and sensor calibration for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

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TODAY’S BLOG: Recalibration Bowl

“It is that time of year again when the college football bowl season begins and the NFL starts their road to the Super Bowl. During the season, our teams raise our hopes through inspired plays and then deflate some of those hopes with bad performances (with the possible except of the Carolina Panthers). We have cheered when our teams played well and cried when they fumbled the ball. We understand that wins and losses are part of the game.” —Bob Beranek

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Lubner: We Are Equipped Worldwide to Deliver ADAS Calibration

“All cars now are going to have these Advanced Driver Assistance Systems [ADAS] and if you don’t get the calibration right, it has pretty serious consequences and so we are obviously speaking to insurance companies around the world. We are now equipped worldwide to be able to deliver ADAS calibration,” said Gary Lubner, CEO of Belron during an investor day conference for D’Ieteren held last week in London. D’Ieteren is parent company to Belron and United States-based Safelite.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Calibration Calculations

“Since I returned from the Auto Glass Week™, I keep thinking about the seminars given on Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS). Although I have addressed this subject in the past, it is becoming obvious that the questions are not going away. ADAS will continue to be a problem until we know what to do for ourselves and our customers. This technology is so new that many dealerships don’t know what to do.” —Bob Beranek

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Belron’s U.K. Company Autoglass® Launches ADAS Calibration Protocol

United Kingdom-based Autoglass® has launched a solution to replace and recalibrate windshields equipped with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The program is in the piloting process and will be soon rolled-out throughout the country.

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TODAY’S BLOG: Let’s Talk about OEM Glass and Calibration

“Since the introduction of Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), the need for aftermarket glass replacement companies to use OEM glass has increased substantially. Of course, auto dealers have claimed for years that OEM glass was necessary for the proper operation of the many electronic systems that utilize the glass for mounting or delivery. Is this true?” —Bob Beranek

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Learn from the Experts: Calibration—Do You Fit in the Future Installation Marketplace?

Learn from the best at Auto Glass Week™ 2015 this September 30 – October 2. The three-day automotive glass industry event will be held at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nev. Join us to … Continue reading

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