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Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

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May 10, 2023

Why in news?

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

What is advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)?

  • Electronic system - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is an electronic system of automated vehicle safety features.
  • The System uses innovative sensor technology to provide information, warnings, and assistance to the driver while they are driving.
  • Prevent death - 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 in road.
  • Applications - Some applications of ADAS are
  1. Adaptive Cruise Control
  2. Glare-Free High Beam Light
  3. Adaptive Light Control
  4. Automatic Parking
  1. Autonomous Valet Parking
  2. Navigation System
  3. Night Vision
  4. Unseen Area Monitoring
  • Autonomous driving - Many of the features that are included in an ADAS system are essential for autonomous driving.

ADAS 2023What is autonomous-driving?

  • Autonomous driving is the ability of a vehicle to drive itself.
  • There are different levels of autonomous driving, each with its own set of requirements and capabilities.

levels of autonomous driving

Self-driving is a future concept or vision in which cars would be able to complete all phases from start to finish without any human input.

What are the challenges to self-driving cars?

  • Limited success - The test conducted by various companies for self-driving have not yielded any success.
  • No consensus - While few companies choose cameras for self-driving whereas few companies uses combination of technology such as include LIDAR, radar, sensors and camera.
  • Prediction - The available technology at present do not have the capacity of the humans to predict and take decision in the complex traffic scenario.
  • Lack of government support - Only the private companies are investing in the self-driving technologies and there is lack of support from the government.


  1. The Indian Express│ Challenges To Self-Driving
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