Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems
What is ADAS?
What is Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS)?Advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) are computer systems and sensors in most modern vehicles that are designed to help the driver of the vehicle while driving and parking. Most road accidents happen due to human error. ADAS assist with road safety for both drivers, pedestrians, and other vehicles on the road. Shown below are some, but not limited to, components that contribute to ADAS.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Allows your car to automatically speed up and slow down to keep a set distance between your vehicle and the one in front of you. Provides some braking.
Headlights move side to side as your steering wheel turns.
ADAS cameras assist with a lot of the major functions of vehicle automation such as backup cameras and sideview cameras.
Automatically steers your vehicle into a parking spot.
Blind Spot Monitoring
Warning you, the driver using a symbol, sound, or vibration to let them know there are vehicles located in their blind spot.
Your vehicle will alert you to take a break from driving, should your sensors detect it. It will not steer your vehicle.
Forward Collision Warning
This warning will alert you of an impending forward collision, allowing you to brake or swerve in time.
ADAS help monitor cross traffic in an intersection or road junction. Should there be a potential collision, your vehicle will alert you to start braking or automatically engage brakes.
Lane Departure Warning
When the painted road lines are clear and bright on both sides of the vehicle, this alert warns you if you're drifting out of your lane.
Using thermal imaging and infrared detection, your vehicle can detect collisions or objects to alert you to brake or will automatically brake.
If there is a pedestrian in the path of the vehicle between a certain speed range, your vehicle will alert you or even brake.
Traffic Sign Recognition
ADAS technology that allows your vehicle to recognize traffic sigs such as speed limit, children, or turn ahead.