Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)
Systems designed to help drivers with certain driving tasks (e.g., staying in the lane, parking, avoiding crashes, reducing blind spots, and maintaining a safe headway). ADAS are designed to improve safety and help reduce the workload on the driver by assisting with driving tasks.
Studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed that automatic braking systems that recognize pedestrians cut pedestrian crashes by 27 percent. In another study, blind spot detection has been shown to reduce lane-change crashes by 14 percent (Cicchino, 2018).
ADAS is here today and has been adopted by vehicle manufacturers around 2018 and by 2025-2030, they will likely be standard across all passenger vehicles.
Research by the Highway Loss Data Institute also found that blind spot detection lowers rates of insurance claims covering damage to other vehicles (HLDI, 2020). The institute has also identified reduced rates of single-vehicle, side-swipe, and head-on crashes reported to law enforcement. (HLDI, 2020; Cicchino, 2018; Sternlund et al., 2017).
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