About ADAS (Advanced Driving Support System) and AD (Autonomous Driving)

ADAS (Advanced Driving Support System) is a part of a big concept of AD (Autonomous Driving).

Autonomous Driving is classified into five levels according to the degree of automation,
Levels 1 and 2 are positioned as "driving support", and so-called " Autonomous Driving " which the system judges is Level 3 or higher.

ADAS is a "driving support function" to the last, and when a human drives a car.
It is a function to support how to avoid accidents and make it comfortable to reach the destination.
The main body is a human who is a driver, and it can be said that it is a function to support it.
In contrast Autonomous Driving above the goal is no longer car, where AI (artificial intelligence) is determined to be mounted without involvement of human.
It is an idea that it arrives at the destination.


■ This page will explain the differences and common points between ADAS and AD from the level of Autonomous Driving and technical point of view.
In addition, we will explain ZMP's approach to ADAS and AD.

1. About the level of Autonomous Driving

Autonomous Driving classifies the degree of automation with the concept of level.

The classification method is based on the definition of SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) announced by NHTSA of the US Department of Transportation in 2016.

Read more: https://www.zmp.co.jp/en/knowledge/adas_dev/adas_diff