Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
While self-driving cars are still a long way off, vehicle safety technology has evolved at a swift pace in recent years. Car manufacturers have been steadily implementing new safety measures into their lineups for the last decade. Most new vehicles now come with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems or ADAS that utilize computer and video technology to enhance the safety of drivers and passengers.
The Benefits of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) include:
- Front and rear collision warnings
- Blind spot detection
- Automatic emergency braking
- Adaptive Cruise control
- Lane departure warnings
Although the technology is relatively new, studies from both the automotive industry and academic research have proven that these features can help reduce the dangers associated with operating a motor vehicle. Most people consider themselves safe drivers, but the available data proves that 90% of collisions are caused by human error.
These systems vary between vehicles, and manufacturers are continuously upgrading and implementing new systems, but all ADAS rely upon digital technology that can interpret data in real time and send warnings to the driver.