ADAS Advanced Driver Assistance System

What is Advanced Driver Assistance System?


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Advanced Driver Assistance System:

The term ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance System. To significantly reduce road accidents, some automakers offer advanced driver-assist mechanisms in their cars. These safety features reduce some of the reasons that cause accidents. These include driver fatigue, inexperience, and/or their inability to respond to hazards. The technologies that automate, facilitate, and improve other vehicular systems to assist drivers for a secure and better driving experience are called Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Following are some of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems found in modern cars.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)

The Adaptive Cruise control (ACC) is a smart, intelligent system, which maintains an optimum distance between vehicles while driving. It also automatically adjusts their speed when approaching other vehicles. ACC uses a laser sensor, which holds the vehicle back in case it detects a vehicle ahead. The adaptive control system includes a radar headway sensor, digital signal processor, and longitudinal controller. Car models with ACC systems are MG Gloster, BMW 3 Series, and Volvo S60.

Read more about Adaptive Cruise Control here.

Adaptive Cruise Control (Courtesy: Audi)
Adaptive Cruise Control (Courtesy: Audi)

2. Driver Drowsiness Detection System – Advanced Driver Assistance System

Monotonous driving of long hours on motorways or expressways is strenuous. It results in fatigue and also causes the loss of concentration to the driver and accidents. Hence, to reduce such accidents, automotive manufacturers employ the Drowsiness Detection system. It consists of highly sophisticated electronic sensors and helps to detect the driver's behavior accurately.

Read more about Driver Drowsiness Detection System here.

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