Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Dear Mappers,

Today we are going to talk about ADAS most of you know what this stands for but let us remind you the meaning of it. ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.

Anyone who has driven a car made in the last 30 years will have benefited from the technology. ADAS has a considerable history. In Europe several researches started around 1986. A series of projects was carried out aiming at practical solutions to urban traffic problems. Most road accidents occur due to human error. Advanced driver-assistance systems are systems developed to automate, adapt and enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving.

The goal is on the one hand this class of systems to aid the driver’s detection and assessment of road and traffic hazards, on the other to provide guidance on the driver’s ability to deal with specific hazards. In other words, the purpose of ADAS is that driver error will be reduced or even eliminated.


ADAS technology relies on inputs from multiple data sources, including automotive imaging, LiDAR (a method that measures distance to a target by illuminating the target with laser light and measuring the reflected light with a sensor), radar, image processing, computer vision, and in-car networking. Additional inputs are possible from other sources separate from the primary vehicle platform, such as other vehicles, referred to as Vehicle to vehicle (V2V), or Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2X), such as mobile telephony or Wi-Fi data network systems.

ADAS is designed to make cars safer and easier to drive, from ABS brakes to ESP traction control systems. ADAS concepts include among others blind spot detectors, Adaptive Cruise Control, Autonomous Intelligent Cruise Control, platoon driving, etc., in general Automated Vehicle Guidance. Some of the technology is available on the market, or ready to be marketed, some is developed but as a prototype still under test. But as technology evolves, so does the capability of ADAS systems and new features could revolutionize how we drive.

To find out more about how ADAS is reshaping the future of driving take a look at the article, which you can find here.

Your WEU Community Team
Kleoniki, Paolo, Francesco, Elena, Arturs, Alicja, Belén, Solène, Pierre-Yves Ben, Claire, Pedro, Georg and Eric 


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