While it is common knowledge that road transport is an essential service which the society can’t do without, it is also a fact that traffic crashes and pollution put a big burden on society as well. Analysis of the EU countries suggests that road accidents account for more than about 250,000 seriously injured people every year and automobile crashes lead to a shocking number of fatalities every year.
One of the most important strategies to address aspirational and long-term goals for vehicle safety is an “integrated safe-system” approach.
Over the years, crash avoidance (i.e. primary safety for the car instead of secondary safety post the crash) in the first place contribute to reduction in casualty and hold promises for the future of car safety. After all, as they say, prevention is always better than the cure. Crash injury risk has been reduced by introduction of new driver distraction and inadvertent behavioral change which serves to solve one of the problems but stirs up another problem altogether.
As new technologies are deployed on the market, it becomes essential to evaluate systems based on final data as well as intermediate data, before anticipating its wide-scale deployment.
Thus, car and other four wheeled automobile manufacturers in Europe have brought in a new age of vehicle systems to assist drivers with a range of facilities targeted to enhancing driving safety, comfort and traffic efficiency. These systems are broadly referred to as Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS) and can be described as “systems developed to automate/adapt/enhance vehicle systems for safety and better driving”.
The report titled "Europe Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2022" focuses on the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) market in Europe, especially in the countries of Germany, UK, France, Russia, and Italy. It categorizes the market based on manufacturers namely- Continental Ag, Delphi Automotive PLC, Robert Bosch Gmbh, Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd., Autoliv Inc, Denso Corporation, Valeo, Magna International, Trw Automotive Holdings Corp., Hella Kgaa Hueck & Co., Ficosa International S.A., Mobileye NV, Mando Corp., Texas Instruments Inc., Tassinternationa), on type namely- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) System, Park Assist (PA) and others and on application- Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicle.
ADAS are vehicle-based intelligent safety systems which hold the potential to improve road safety in terms of avoiding a crash, mitigating the severity of the crash and providing protection and post-crash phases or integrated “in-vehicle” or infrastructure based systems. These systems constructively contribute to more than one of these crash-phases or sometimes even to all three.
Based on their functions and design, these ADAS are of two types. The first is called the driver support systems since it is mainly set to support the driver (e.g. navigation systems, vision enhancement, automated transactions and driver vigilance monitoring) and second the vehicle support systems since its functionality and design is targeted to the vehicle (e.g. speed control, lane departure collision avoidance, obstacle detection)
The various categories of ADAS include crash avoidance systems, crash mitigation systems, crash protection systems, post-crash response systems and integrated systems and with time this system is expected to get better only with the improvements and advancements in the technology. Cumulatively, ADAS market in Europe is anticipated to show great revenues in the coming years with more and more people understanding its significance and role play in protecting their lives at the most serious times.
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