ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.
The list of ADAS features is extensive and includes driver monitoring systems (DMS) to monitor a driver’s attention level, autonomous driving, adaptive front lighting control, automatic parking, traffic sign recognition and more. New ADAS technologies have the potential to improve driver safety and comfort, and even more importantly, to reduce automobile accidents and casualties. However, the adoption of ADAS technologies introduces new issues for automotive design especially in electronic solution size, safety, and reliability.
ADAS is a key disruptive technology ushering in a new age of smart mobility in transportation. Automakers increasingly see themselves as both product manufacturers and mobility service companies. In addition to developing next-generation connected and autonomous vehicles that will improve traffic flow and safety, automakers are investing in a wide swath of new mobility services. Urban planners will use the mobility ecosystem to reduce congestion, while generating related benefits such as fewer traffic accidents, better air quality, and a smaller urban footprint for parking. ADAS, with its emphasis on safety, is even expected to disrupt the automobile insurance industry to the benefit of consumers.
ADAS capabilities are enabled by a plethora of sensors deployed across the car which are networked to I/O modules, actuators, and controllers throughout the automobile. Ultimately, the on-board sensors connected to cloud support functions will provide external data from other vehicles and from cloud infrastructure for connected safety, advanced driver assistance support, and autonomous driving software and functions.
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