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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

Source: IE

 Context: Car manufacturers have started providing ADAS which could create a safe traffic environment resulting in reduced accidental death.

What is ADAS? Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is an electronic system of automated vehicle safety features.
Components The System uses innovative sensor technology to provide information, warnings, and assistance to the driver while they are driving.
Role The role of ADAS is to prevent deaths and injuries by reducing the number of car accidents and the serious impact of those that cannot be avoided on the road.
ADAS Applications Adaptive Cruise Control, Glare-Free High Beam Light, Adaptive Light Control, Automatic Parking, Autonomous Valet Parking, Navigation System, Night Vision,
What is Autonomous Driving? Autonomous driving is the ability of a vehicle to drive itself.
Challenges to Self-Driving Cars Limited success; No consensus on technology to be used; Available technology at present do not have the capacity of humans to predict and take decision in complex traffic scenario; and lack of government support.