New ADAS systems are being developed, tested, and delivered all the time, often making it difficult to keep up and understand what is available in the current market. Recognizing the problem, the Society of Automotive Engineers, or SAE, has recently developed a “framework” for describing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or ADAS technology developed by AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power and the National Safety Council. On May 12, 2020 the SAE released it’s framework in a new two-page document called Clearing the Confusion: Recommended Common Naming for Advanced Driver Assistance Technologies.
This document was originally issued in November of 2019, but has since been refined and updated with new information. This report clearly explains specific ADAS functionality for motorists, including: Driving Control Assistance; Collision Warning; Collision Intervention; and Parking Assistance, among others.
“With advanced safety technologies being added to new vehicles every year, we recognize that it’s important that consumers understand the technologies they are using and common descriptions can help. Educating drivers on key terms such as ‘Lane Keeping Assistance’ and ‘Automatic Emergency Braking’ helps drivers have consistent expectations and awareness of the functionality of their vehicle’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.”Chad Zagorski – Chair of SAE’s Active Safety Systems Standards Committee
To illustrate the issue at hand, here is a small list of ADAS system features that can be found on most modern vehicles:
- Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
- Glare-free high beam and pixel light
- Adaptive light control: swivelling curve lights
- Automatic parking
- Automotive navigation system with typically GPS and TMC for providing up-to-date traffic information.
- Automotive night vision
- Blind spot monitor
- Collision avoidance system (Precrash system)
- Crosswind stabilization
- Cruise control
- Driver drowsiness detection
- Driver Monitoring System
- Electric vehicle warning sounds used in hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles
- Emergency driver assistant
- Forward Collision Warning
- Intersection assistant
- Hill descent control
- Intelligent speed adaptation or intelligent speed advice (ISA)
- Lane departure warning system
- Lane change assistance
- Night Vision
- Parking sensor
- Pedestrian protection system
- Rain sensor
- Surround View system
- Tire Pressure Monitoring
- Traffic sign recognition
- Turning assistant
- Vehicular communication systems
- Wrong-way driving warning
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