Vehicles increasingly contain electronic systems that assist drivers with monitoring, warning, braking, and steering tasks. Semiconductor companies are innovating to increase safety, while reducing weight, size, and complexity.
Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems, also known as ADAS, are electronic systems that help with monitoring, warning, braking, and steering tasks in a vehicle. These technologies exist at different levels. For example, infotainment systems, rear-view cameras, blind spot, and lane departure warnings are applications of this technology which empower the driver with crucial information but also let them exercise control over the vehicle at all times.
Next are semi-autonomous systems (SAS), like lane-keep assistance, which enable the vehicle to control itself for a brief period but allow the driver to override the automatic control when needed.
Lastly, highly autonomous systems are the ones that take full control of the vehicle at times, like during automatic parking.
This article is part of a series about ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles, sponsored by Nexperia on the Wevolver platform.