Advanced driver assistance systems are electronic aids designed to offer the driver help in certain situations. They are mainly intended to increase safety and comfort. Advanced driver assistance systems use radar, video or ultrasonic sensors to monitor the surrounding area in relation to vehicle data such as speed or acceleration. In critical situations such systems warn the driver with a visual, acoustic or haptic signal, provide specific assistance or intervene automatically if necessary to avoid an accident or to minimise the consequences. The following concepts come under the heading of advanced driver assistance systems:
An Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS) is a type of technology designed mainly for electric cars. It is also known as the Pedestrian Warning System and is designed to improve the safety of pedestrians and other road users. Vehicles with acoustic warning systems generate artificial driving sounds to draw attention to themselves, thereby preventing potential accidents.
To ensure that sophisticated driver assistance systems are reliable, they have to constantly monitor the vehicle’s surroundings to be able to precisely evaluate it. This is where environmental sensor systems come in.
The terms “vehicle dynamics control”, “electronic stability control” or “Electronic Stability Program” refer to driver-assistance systems which prevent skidding by performing targeted brake interventions in individual wheels and interventions in the engine control system.