We at AUTO Connected Car News have found that many devices and acronyms used within the connected car and autonomous car industries have not been defined for years. ADAS or Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are vital to the new technology in connected cars.
So what does ADAS mean? How is it being implemented? Where is ADAS going?
Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are systems developed to automate/adapt/enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving.
Safety features are designed to avoid collisions and accidents by offering technologies that alert the driver to potential and or avoid collisions by implementing safeguards and taking over control of the vehicle.
Adaptive features may automate lighting, provide adaptive cruise control, automate braking, incorporate GPS/ traffic warnings, connect to smartphones, alert driver to other cars or dangers, keep driver in the correct lane or show what is in blind spots.
There are many forms of ADAS available some features are built in to cars or are available as an add-on package, however there are aftermarket solutions available for late model cars.
Advanced driver assistance systems are one of the fastest-growing segments in automotive electronics.
ADAS technology can be based upon vision/camera systems, sensor technology, car data networks, Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) or Vehicle-to-Infrastructure systems.
Next-generation ADAS will increasingly leverage wireless network connectivity to offer improved value by using car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure data.
With an average of more than 100 Electronic Control Units (ECUs), modern vehicles are already computer networks on wheels ADAS systems enhance these vehicles to make them safer and easier to drive thus more enjoyable.
ADAS systems are being mastered to create autonomous driverless, self-driven cars.
Some interesting forms of ADAS are special rearview cameras required by NHTSA starting in 2018; face imaging knows when the driver is nodding off; warnings of local disasters; smartview mirror; lane departure warning systems and more.