How ADAS is making autonomous driving a reality
Self-driving cars are no longer a dream. Anyone who has recently visited a car show has seen or even sat in an autonomous vehicle. Be it Tesla, Peugeot, Renault, or even Rolls-Royce, all major car manufacturers are currently working on this technology.
However, despite their fancy and futuristic look, driverless cars always raise the same crucial question: How safe are they?
What are Advanced Driver Assistance Systems?
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is the most important technology for self-driving cars and, as a result, has become one of the fastest-growing automotive electronics segments. An ADAS is a combination of electric systems that are focused on automating and improving all of the vehicle’s other systems to ensure better, safer driving.
ADAS is a mix of 12 technologies that primarily work with help from three types of sensors: RADAR, LiDAR, and CAMERA. These technologies can be divided into three main groups based on their functionalities: Sensing & Analysing, Deciding, and Controlling. The Sensing & Analysing group includes high-tech products like multi-cameras, radars, and connectivity applications. The Deciding group covers cognitive systems (AI) and sensor fusion. Finally, the Controlling group is related to everything around the automotive security gateway, including driving (powertrain), braking and chassis (safety), and steering (EPS).