ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and the 1st thing you need to know about it is that it provides new vehicles with all the latest technologies that help to assist drivers while on the road. Cars that use these systems have a camera in their windshield that needs to be calibrated after each windshield replacement. If your car is not properly calibrated after replacement, then it will not be safe for you to drive. It is important to understand which ADAS features that your car has so that you can make sure these systems are working properly. In this blog we will list the different features of ADAS and let you know what their purpose is. The features are:
- Forward Collision Alert
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Lane Keep Assist
- Lane Departure Warning System
- Pedestrian Detection
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Collision Mitigating Braking
- Blind Spot Monitoring
- Adaptive Headlighting
- Driver Status Monitoring
Forward Collision Alert
This system scans the road ahead of you and warns you of an impending collision by detecting stopped or slowly moving vehicles ahead. It is done using radar, laser, or cameras.
Adaptive Cruise Control
This system automatically controls the acceleration and braking of a vehicle. This allows drivers to put on cruise control while driving with other cars around, as the system will detect cars in front of your vehicle and slow down and accelerate based on the following distance you set.
Lane Keep Assist
This system will warn drivers if their car is moving into another lane without signaling and even guide your car back into its lane.
Lane Departure Warning System
Like Lane Keep Assist, this system will alert the driver when the vehicle begins to drift into another lane. This system, however, only alerts the driver and will not guide the vehicle back into the lane.
This system detects pedestrian movements and will alert the driver if they have moved in front of the vehicle. Some systems will automatically apply brakes if it senses pedestrians within a certain range.
Traffic Sign Recognition
This system will automatically scan traffic signs on the road and alert the driver by notifying them on their digital display. Signs like speed limit, school zone, etc.
Collision Mitigating Braking
Collision Mitigating Braking is similar to forward collision alerts; however, this system will automatically apply braking to avoid a potential collision.
Blind Spot Monitoring
This system uses sensors and/or cameras to monitor your vehicle’s blind spots. It will alert drivers if they are about to make an unsafe merge or lane change.
This system allows your headlights to swivel in the direction that your steering wheel is turning. So instead of your headlights only shining in front of you, they will point wherever you turn your steering wheel.
Driver Status Monitoring
This is a camera-based system that monitors the driver for drowsiness and distraction and alerts the driver to reduce risk of crashing.
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