03/17/2020 by I-CAR
When it comes to Advanced Driver Assistance Systems– or ADAS – today’s technology is growing at a record pace with no signs of slowing down. These advanced safety technologies also require sophisticated repair processes. But with all the different ADAS lingo used by automakers, how is it possible to keep it all straight?
Terminology used by OEMs to describe their ADAS systems varies widely. This makes breaking down the numerous terms and definitions of ADAS a daunting task for virtually everyone. Here’s a quick guide to some of the most common terms and definitions - from ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control) to WWDA (Wrong Way Driving Alert).
  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Assists with acceleration and/or braking to maintain a safe distance to the vehicle in front. Some systems can come to a stop and continue.
  • Backup Camera: Provides view of area behind vehicle when in reverse. Could include trailer assistance, a system that assists drivers during backing maneuvers with a trailer attached.
  • Obstruction Warning System: Detects [obstructions near vehicle during [forward or rear] parking maneuvers.
  • Rear Automatic Braking: Detects potential collision while traveling in reverse and automatically applies the brakes to avoid or lessen the severity of impact. Some systems include pedestrian detection.
  • Remote Parking: Parks vehicle without driver being physically present inside the vehicle. Automatically controls acceleration, braking, steering and shifting.
More Clarity Ahead
The upcoming issue of Collision Reporter –THE ADAS ISSUE - will offer a unified detailing of ADAS terms from A to Z, so keep your eye out for this comprehensive list.