Wait a minute. Are you saying my car can sense a collision? Well, if it comes equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems, it absolutely can help prevent an impending crash. If you’re fortunate enough to have a feature like this in your vehicle, you need to ensure it’s fine-tuned at all times, especially after auto glass repair or replacement.
If you want to learn about why AEB systems and auto glass repair affect one another and why this matters so much for your safety, then keep reading.
What is Automatic Emergency Braking?
Consumer Reports discusses how AEB can “put the brake on car collisions.” This popular new technology saves drivers from the heartache and expense of rear-end collisions. If the car senses an imminent collision and you are not responding in time, it will begin braking on its own to lessen or avoid the impact.
This active safety system activates your car’s brakes when a potential collision is detected. This feature aims to mitigate crashes by initiating braking when the driver is not braking in time, or hazardous situations arise suddenly.
Of course, you want to be using vigilance when driving. However, AEB systems and forward-collision warning (FCW) is assisting with a 50% reduction in rear-end collisions, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
What types of AEB are there?
- Low-Speed Automatic Emergency Braking
- Highway Speed Automatic Emergency Braking
- Rear Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB-rear)
- Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection (AEB-ped)
To find out what kind of automatic emergency braking system your vehicle is equipped with, reference your owner’s manual.
Learn More: What is ADAS calibration, and why does it matter?
How does AEB work?
AEB uses forward radar sensors located within or on your windshield and camera sensors to respond to the situations surrounding your car. These sensors will assess factors such as distance, speed variations, and incoming objects. Based on the systems assessment, it will inform you with warnings to engage your brakes if it detects a need for braking.
What makes up the AEB system?
Various components go into making up an AEB system. These components all work together to trigger the application of your emergency brakes.
- Vision Sensors
How are AEB systems and auto glass related?
As we mentioned before, many of the various sensors for your AEB system are located on or even within your windshield. If you require an auto glass repair or replacement, you must find someone who also knows how to recalibrate your AEB systems.
A car with an AEB system will require a more technical windshield repair or replacement as there are cameras and sensors that will have to be handled during the process. You don’t want to leave this job to just anyone.
Find experts you can trust.
MobileTech Auto Glass has the right tools and expertise to handle a job like this. MobileTech can fix your auto glass problem as well as safely calibrate your ADAS systems.
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