Know about advanced driver assistance systems


 Advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS, are systems to help the driver in the driving process When designed with a safe human-machine interface, they should increase car safety and more generally road safety. Most road accidents occurred due to human error. Advanced driver assistance systems are systems developed to automate, adapt and enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving. The automated system which is provided by ADAS to the vehicle is proven to reduce road fatalities, by minimizing human error. Safety features are designed to avoid collisions and accidents by offering technologies that alert the driver to potential problems or to avoid collisions by implementing safeguards and taking over control of the vehicle.

 Adaptive features may automate lighting, provide adaptive cruise control and collision avoidance, Pedestrian crash avoidance mitigation(PCAM), incorporate satnav/traffic warnings, connect to smartphones, alert driver to other cars or dangers, lane departure warning system, automatic lane centring, or show what is in blind spots. 

However, before automated driving, which avowedly is the ultimate goal of carmakers and consumers assisted driving, that is currently experiencing a strong uptake will establish itself on a large scale. The paramount goal of ADAS is to assist the driver with the safety aspects for himself and equally so for other mobile and pedestrian traffic participants. Next to this, ADAS is supposed to enhance the driving comfort for the driver and finally, yet importantly, improve the economic as well as the environmental balance.

ADAS and Automated Drive applications need the high-end computing power of SoCs to analyze the car’s surroundings and for cognitive computing processing additionally, low power consumption control functions are required to steer the car safely and comfortably. The difference between automated driving and ADAS can be boiled down to the level of human intervention Up to what level are drivers responsible, and from what level can cars help us? It is this threshold that separates automated driving and ADAS.

“The target of ADAS is to increase the scene where collisions are avoidable as much as possible”

Vehicles with automated driving technology naturally have a high level of ADAS capability. If a vehicle has sensors and control devices that can perform automated driving, it means that a high level of ADAS functions is working while a human driver is in control. Technology for automated driving helps the popularization of ADAS. If automated driving becomes popular ADAS prevails at the same time. It will reduce collisions without fail.

                                                                                                  – Article contributed by Sujeeth Komaravelli