Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

November 24, 2014

Advanced driver assistance systems are designed to increase car safety more generally road safety.

Basically Advanced driver assists(ADS) systems helps the driver in the driving process and enables safe, relaxed driving. It makes sense to get your new car with driver assist features if you find it at a reasonable price as it helps you drive easily and safely in everyday use.

Here are different examples of driver assistance systems designed to maximise the driver safety –

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Antilock Braking System (ABS)

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Antilock braking system mainly known as ABS. Basically it allows the wheels to maintain traction control with the road surface while stop braking(emergency braking) and prevents the wheels from locking up and avoid uncontrolled skidding. ABS offers improved vehicle control and decreases stopping distances on dry and slippery roads.

Nowadays, most of the cars come with antilock braking system as standard if not please do check with your car manufacturer. We would strongly recommend to get your new car with ABS system for safe driving.[/mpaper][mpaper title=”Adaptive Cruise Control” icon=”fa-plus-circle”]

Adaptive Cruise Control

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Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) uses forward looking radar and maintains the safe distance from the car ahead. It is designed to avoid accidents by keeping your vehicle at a safe distance from the traffic ahead.

It makes sense to get your new car with adaptive cruise control system as the price comes down and as you drive more highway miles(for longer trips).[/mpaper][mpaper title=”Blind Spot Detection” icon=”fa-plus-circle”]Blind Spot DetectionA blind spot monitor detects other vehicles located in the blind spot areas such as side and rear, however it detects other areas as well. Blind spot areas are hard to detect when you are specially driving in the night and any bicyclist stops in your blind spot area. It gets hard to move and detect the bicyclist. Also the system provides audible and visual sign to backing out of a parking space when traffic is approaching from other sides.[/mpaper] [mpaper title=”Driver Drowsiness Detection” icon=”fa-plus-circle”]Driver drowsiness detection is another car safety technology that designed to prevent accidents when the driver is getting drowsy and often fails to recognise early enough according to the experts.
In this case, attention assist warns the driver for extending speed range and offers adjustable sensitivity of warning is emitted, also indicates nearby service areas in the navigation system.[/mpaper][mpaper title=”Electronic Stability Control” icon=”fa-plus-circle”]Electronic stability control (known as ESC) is a computer technology improves a vehicle stability control by reducing loss of traction or skidding. When ESC detects loss of steering control, automatically applies the brakes to help steer the vehicle.
ESC is one of the most effective system now comes as standard on all the new cars from 2014. If not would recommend to ask your car manufacturer for it.[/mpaper][mpaper title=”Emergency Braking System (EBS)” icon=”fa-plus-circle”]An advanced emergency braking system monitors the vehicles in front and detect situations where the relative speed and gap require and applies brakes to keep the proper gap between two cars to avoid collision.

A recent study says, if all the cars come with EBS as standard then it will reduce accidents by up to 27 percent and save up to 8000 lives a year.[/mpaper][mpaper title=”Hill Descent Control” icon=”fa-plus-circle”]Hill descent control mainly designed to work in rough terrain, allows a smooth and controlled hill descent without the driver needing to touch the brake pedal. It works with the ABS to control each wheel speed and automatically applies brakes to avoid skidding.[/mpaper][mpaper title=”Intelligent Speed Assistance” icon=”fa-plus-circle”]Intelligent Speed AssistanceThe Intelligent speed assistance system constantly monitors vehicle speed and local speed limits on the road and control the speed if the vehicle is detected to exceeding the speed limit. This can be done first advising the driver with warning signs and if the driver fails to do it then the system activates automatically and brings the vehicle to normal speed.[/mpaper][mpaper title=”Lane Departure Warning/ Lane Assist Systems” icon=”fa-plus-circle”]Lane departure warning system is designed to warn a driver when the vehicle begins to move out of its lane especially on 70mph motorways. Some advanced system warns the driver and automatically brings the vehicle to safe position if no action taken by the driver.[/mpaper][mpaper title=”Pedestrian Protection” icon=”fa-plus-circle”]The predictive pedestrian protection system helps to prevent collisions and designed to minimise accident cruelty. If the pedestrian and car are in the same lane then the car warns driver or automatically start braking to avoid collision and minimise the accident.[/mpaper][mpaper title=”Rear Cross Traffic Alert” icon=”fa-plus-circle”]Rear Cross Traffic AlertRear Cross Traffic uses the same senses of blind spot detect system, designed to reduce the chance of accident and injury happened while the reversing out of a parking space.

Basically the rear radar sensors continually monitor a wide area around 120 degrees and gives you visual and audible warnings when a potential collision detects.[/mpaper][mpaper title=”Traffic Sign Recognition” icon=”fa-plus-circle”]Traffic sign recognition(TSR) system detects the road signs such as school, turn ahead, speed limit etc.. and notify or warn the driver by displaying them on a colour screen.

The first traffic sign recognition system first appeared on the BMW 7 Series in late 2008 and following other cars have introduced the TST system such as – Mercedes S Class, Audi A8, BMW 5 Series and Volvo’s XC60, XC70, V60 etc.. [/mpaper]

Driver is better protected than ever using advanced driver assistance features.