“New research from AAA finds that moderate to heavy rain affects a vehicle safety system’s ability to “see,” which may result in performance issues.
During closed course testing, AAA simulated rainfall and found that test vehicles equipped with automatic emergency braking traveling at 35 mph collided with a stopped vehicle one third (33 percent) of the time.
“Vehicle safety systems rely on sensors and cameras to see road markings, other cars, pedestrians, and roadway obstacles. So naturally, they are more vulnerable to environmental factors like rain,” says Greg Brannon, director of automotive engineering and industry relations at AAA. “The reality is people aren’t always driving around in perfect, sunny weather, so we must expand testing and take into consideration things people actually contend with in their day-to-day driving.””
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ADAS has been extremely helpful with aiding drivers in detecting dangerous behavior or objects on the road. Unfortunately, it is not perfect and it is imperative that the Advanced Driver Assistance System is functioning properly to avoid any mishaps. While ADAS has come a long way, clearly there is still some work to be done.
The professionals at Advantage Auto Glass offer ADAS recalibration to residents in the Twin Cities area. Call 612-343-8984 if you believe your ADAS camera needs recalibration or to find out more about this service.