China ADAS Forecast
In Europe and the USA, ADAS is no longer exclusive to premium vehicles. Recent Euro NCAP test results show that OEMs are already reacting to the inclusion of ADAS in the five-star rating. It is likely that ADAS fitment for vehicles sold in China will follow a similar trend. China NCAP (C-NCAP) aims to follow the lead of Euro NCAP for its assessment protocol. The organisation is currently studying the feasibility of including active safety technologies as part of their future rating. The possibility of increased vehicle safety requirements in China is already pushing OEMs to offer more advanced ADAS. Supporting this, there has been a significant increase in the fitment of ADAS over the last year, with systems such as AEB, SAPA, DM and TSR almost doubling in availability.