This is a long list of features of advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS as it’s called in the automotive industry.
ADAS is an umbrella term. Its individual technologies are basically small autonomous systems.
Taken together, ADAS is essentially a self-driving system, but it’s not promoted as such because of regulatory reasons.
The global engineers’ association SAE has listed six levels of autonomy from level zero – for no autonomy, just mechanical vehicles – to level 5, which is full self-driving or autonomous capabilities.
ADAS systems fit into various levels of autonomy – depends on how many of those individual elements are contained within the car.
Anyway, here’s the list:
- Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
- Glare-free high beam and pixel light
- Adaptive light control: swivelling curve lights
- Automatic parking
- Automotive navigation system with typically GPS and TMC for providing up-to-date traffic information.
- Automotive night vision
- Blind spot monitor
- Collision avoidance system (Precrash system)
- Crosswind stabilization
- Cruise control
- Driver drowsiness detection
- Driver Monitoring System
- Electric vehicle warning sounds used in hybrids and plug-in electric vehicles
- Emergency driver assistant
- Forward Collision Warning
- Intersection assistant
- Hill descent control
- Intelligent speed adaptation or intelligent speed advice (ISA)
- Lane departure warning system
- Lane change assistance
- Night Vision
- Parking sensor
- Pedestrian protection system
- Rain sensor
- Surround View system
- Tire Pressure Monitoring
- Traffic sign recognition
- Turning assistant
- Vehicular communication systems
- Wrong-way driving warning