The global market for advanced driver assistance systems has grown substantially in recent years, as vehicle companies have increased the safety content of their vehicles in response to market and legislative pressures. In essence ADAS features focus on increasing the automatic or autonomous control of the car’s behaviour, independently of the driver, and/or providing the driver with increased information on road conditions to improve his/her driving performance.
This report provides an overview of the current technology and looks at the developments both OEMs and suppliers are making with their ADAS and active safety technologies. The report includes an interview with Andy Whydell, Senior Manager, Product Planning, TRW Global Electronics and also features supplier profiles for ten key driver assistance systems suppliers.
Introduction â¢ A highly valuable and rapidly growing market The rationale behind ADAS systems Consumer acceptance not universal
Technology overview Blind Spot Detection Driver Monitoring Park/Reversing Assist Systems Semi-Automatic Parking Surround-View Cameras Intelligent Speed Adaptation Lane Departure Warning Adaptive Cruise Control Forward Collision Warning V2V and V2X systems Autonomous Driving
Vehicle Manufacturer review â¢ Audi Audiâs piloted driving technologies are outlined below â¢ BMW BMWâs current and future driver assistance systems â¢ Daimler/Mercedes Benz Collaboration with Elekrobit Future Developments â¢ Ford USA - Explorer Europe - Focus Ford Australia Future developments - brake lights communicating with the car behind Ford - autonomous vehicles not far away â¢ GM Opel ADAM Inisignia Cascada
Suppliers Interview: Andy Whydell, Senior Manager, Product Planning, TRW Global Electronics
Supplier Review â¢ Bosch Organisation ADAS technologies Future Direction and Strategy â¢ Continental Organisation ADAS Technologies Future Direction and Strategy â¢ TRW â¢ Valeo
Case Studies: Continental and Mobileye â¢ Continental Introduction ADAS technology Customers â¢ Mobileye Mobileyeâs ADAS systems
Figure 1: Audiâs âAudi connectâ car showcasing piloted driving 13 Figure 2: Audiâs Active Lane Assist forward looking system 14 Figure 3: Audi dashboard display showing cars in front 16 Figure 4: BMW dashboard showing menu for infotainment options 17 Figure 5: BMW Night Vision display on dashboard mounted display 18 Figure 6: Daimler ADAS technologies 21 Figure 7: Daimler Crosswind Assist 23 Figure 8: DISTRONIC PLUS adaptive cruise control 24 Figure 9: Volvo - ADAS system can warn drivers of vehicles in the driverâs blind spot 29 Figure 10: Volvo system showing how it reads the road conditions to maintain driver alertness 33 Figure 11: Audiâs âAudi connectâ car showcasing piloted driving 39 Figure 12: Continental: forward-looking ACC applied to trucks as well as cars 45 Figure 13: Continentalâs RCTA monitors the area behind the car while reversing out of parking spaces 46 Figure 14: Continentalâs EBA and FCW work in unison 47 Figure 15: Continentalâs LDW system reads the lane markings ahead and keeps the car well within the lanesâ boundaries 48