FIA Region I launched an awareness campaign dedicated to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). Some vehicles on the market already have ADAS. With the entry into force of the General Safety Regulation, several ADAS will become mandatory as from July 2022 in new vehicle models.
ADAS are vehicle-based intelligent safety systems which have the potential to improve road safety. However, a new study published by FIA Region I shows that a few conditions must be met first: technical optimisation of the systems, increased drivers’ awareness, as well as appropriate road infrastructure are needed.
Our 2020 road safety campaign aims at raising motorist’s awareness on several ADAS! Motorists must become familiar with what ADAS can and cannot do, as well as be aware that these systems are not meant to replace them.
Get familiar with ADAS:
AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKING (AEB)
AEB warns and/ or intervenes to perform an emergency stop. A collision cannot always be prevented, but hard braking will reduce the impact of that collision.
Limitations: Some AEB systems are designed to detect only cars and significant differences in performance are found among the products designed to detect pedestrians and cyclists.
LANE KEEPING ASSIST (LKA)
LKA warns the driver in case of course deviation and gently steers the vehicle to the centre of the lane.
Limitations: LKA strongly fluctuates with changing environmental conditions. In S-curves, LKA may not function in the second curve.
ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL (ACC)
ACC maintains a constant vehicle speed but identifies surrounding traffic and adapts the speed accordingly.
How it works:
Limitations: ACC may malfunction on roundabouts, under adverse weather conditions and at low speeds or very high speeds.
The FIA Region I road safety campaign is supported by the FIA Road Safety Grant Programme.