Top 5 ADAS Technologies that Improve Vehicle Safety
Due to the excess in vehicles on the road and improper driving, the road accidents rate has gradually increased and so that death and serious injuries. Therefore, automotive companies are more focusing on the application of connected and smart technologies to build intelligent vehicles to offer safety on the roads. Manufacturers are investing more in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems – ADAS technologies to add automated driving experiences while improving vehicle safety.
ADAS systems based on Automotive IoT Solutions, are not only helpful for private car owners but also help drivers in avoiding on-road collisions for different kinds of vehicle fleet such as trucking fleets, delivery fleets, taxi cab fleets, commercial fleets, etc. Let’s know how ADAS technologies improve vehicle safety and offer comfortable driving.
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Detection
ACC includes the use of Radar or Laser sensors to maintain an optimum distance between vehicles while driving and allows vehicles to automatically adjust their speed while approaching other vehicles. Thus, it prevents major accidents possibilities when the driver is unable to reduce speed or stop the vehicle when immediate actions are required in sudden situations.
These systems use radar, laser and camera systems to measure the distance, angular direction and relative speed between the two vehicles or pedestrians, animals, and various roadway obstructions. When the vehicle is in danger of colliding with another object, the collision avoidance system will warn the driver by generating audio-visual alerts.
Lane Departure Warning
The System makes sure that the vehicle doesn’t leave its lane accidentally by generating audio-visual alerts if the vehicle starts deviating from its lane. Lane departure warning systems use various sensors and camera to recognize the striped and solid lane markings on the road.
Traffic Sign Recognition
The real-time traffic sign recognition (TSR) systems help drivers to follow the traffic signals and rules by detecting the on-road signs. The TSR system in a vehicle is equipped with forward-facing cameras with image processing, computer vision and image recognition algorithms to recognize the traffic signs.
Night Vision & Pedestrian Detection
Pedestrian detection systems paired with night vision systems to function precisely even in low visibility, as a majority of the pedestrian-related accidents occur in the nighttime.
There are other ADAS functions for improving vehicle safety by generating alerts on potential hazards while driving and allow the drivers to take timely control of the vehicle. They are Automatic Parking System, Automatic Emergency Brake, Blind Spot Detection, Driver Behavior Monitoring, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Adaptive Light Control, GPS Navigation, and Hill Descent Control. Know more about the Automotive IoT solutions from the Telematics Experts.