In most modern European cars, you will find advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS technology), which refers to the high-tech safety systems that alert you to an accident or prevent one from occurring. The Sommer Car Care team can help you understand everything you need to know about the different ADAS in your vehicle. In this article, we provide information about accident reduction, explain convenient ADAS features, highlight some real-world benefits and reference the latest advancements. Contact us today to schedule a diagnostics test at our state-of-the-art workshop in Newmarket, near Brisbane.
ADAS and Accident Reduction
Studies show that vehicles fitted with ADAS have the potential to prevent 47.4% of forward collisions and 31.3% of lane-keeping crashes. ADAS is increasingly common in European cars, particularly those owned by Australians. Sommer Car Care’s expert mechanics can install these features in your vehicle to improve your safety on the road.
Convenient ADAS Features
Text: Vehicles require ADAS calibrations to make them safer. Most systems use a camera mounted behind the windscreen or sensors in the front grill or bumper which can detect road markings, speed limit signs, road users and pedestrians. Convenient ADAS features can include autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot detection, roadside recognition and parking assistance. Other features for driving comfort include adaptive lighting control and adaptive cruise control.
What are Some Real-World Benefits?
The convenient features of ADAS technology offer you real-world benefits to improve the safety and comfort of your European car while on the road:
Using the cameras and sensors at the front of the vehicle, a car with ADAS calibration can alert you of other cars, pedestrians or objects that pose a threat. It can automatically tighten your seatbelt and charge the brakes in preparation for a collision.
Prevent Accidental Lane Departure
Using sensors to detect the lane you’re driving in, ADAS can alert you if you accidentally swerve into another lane. It can even take basic measures to bring the vehicle back within your lane.
Greater Control at High Speeds
When you’re driving on a freeway or highway, it can be difficult to control and maintain the speed over an extended period. ADAS can automatically apply the brakes and accelerate to maintain an even speed.
Inner-cabin cameras can detect your facial awareness, tiredness, alertness and distraction. This ADAS feature will send you an alert when you display recognisable signs of inattentive driving.
The quality of ADAS sensors and cameras continues to advance. Using modern technology, such as infrared and radar detection, it can track moving objects and capture speed-sign changes. Sensor fusion is an evolving system of integrated sensors and cameras all around the car that work together to provide accurate and timely alerts.
If you want to learn about calibrating Advanced Driver Assistance Systems technology in your European car, call the Sommer Car Care team on 07 3171 8780 or contact us online.