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:
Driving in heavy traffic and maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front is a tiring process requiring a good deal of concentration. Automatic distance control is an advanced driver assistance...
Congestion assist is a partially automated driver assistance system that combines lane keeping assist with automatic distance control.
Emergency braking systems are an advanced development of driver-assistance systems which control the distance to other vehicles.
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.
Head-up displays enable the projection of important information without the driver having to look away from the road. You find them being used more and more – including in more compact vehicles.
A lane keeping assist system helps motorists to avoid inadvertently moving out of a lane. A distinction is made between systems without steering assistance ("Lane departure warning") and systems with steering assistance ("Active lane keeping assist").
The lane-change assistant is capable of preventing hazardous situations when changing lane and thus reducing the risk of accidents.
Lidar sensors are used in passenger cars to measure the distance to an obstacle, and the change in this distance.
Motorway assist is a driver assistance system designed to support drivers in monotonous driving situations on motorways.
Parking aids are advanced driver assistance systems designed to make parking easier. Such systems monitor an area of between roughly 20 and 250 cm in front of and behind the vehicle and warn the driver about any obstacles.
Active parking systems are also known as parking assist systems. They represent a more sophisticated form of parking aid system and perform the necessary parking manoeuvres either fully autonomously or semi-autonomously.
Radar sensors are used in passenger cars to monitor the surroundings of the vehicle by measuring the distance to obstacles and their relative speeds.
Traffic sign recognition is an advanced driver assistance system which can recognise road signs and display the corresponding information in the vehicle. Traffic sign recognition is also known as traffic sign assist.
Ultrasonic sensors are used in passenger cars to monitor the immediate surroundings of the vehicle and to measure distance to obstacles. They are often used in parking assist systems.
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.
The video sensor or camera sensor is used in passenger cars so that the driver can see important visual information about the vehicle surroundings.
Today, the anti-lock brake system (ABS) is a standard feature of all new vehicles in Europe. ESP® is not far behind. To function reliably, electronic driving safety systems need information about the speed...