SAE, AAA, and others seek to standardize ADAS terminology
“The consumer-facing document provides a framework for the development of industry-wide safety standards, supporters say. The SAE Active Safety Terms and Definitions Task Force currently is revising SAE J3063TM Standard: Active Safety Systems Terms and Definitions, a more detailed document for use by engineers. The update to SAE J3063 will be more robust as a result of the input from community of stakeholders engaged in the current “Clearing the Confusion” effort.
“With advanced safety technologies being added to new vehicles every year, we recognize that it’s important that consumers understand the technologies they are using and common descriptions can help,” said Chad Zagorski, chair of the SAE International Active Safety Systems Standards Committee. “Educating drivers on key terms such as ‘Lane Keeping Assistance’ and ‘Automatic Emergency Braking’ helps drivers have consistent expectations and awareness of the functionality of their vehicle’s advanced driver assistance systems.”
Automakers use varied terminology to describe ADAS, so the recommended common terminology and clarifications provided in “Clearing the Confusion” are designed to help eliminate confusion and ensure that drivers are aware that these systems are designed to assist, not replace, an engaged driver.”
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The emergence of ADAS is seen as a revolutionary step towards improving auto transit safety. Drivers today face numerous distractions from cell phones, electronic billboards, and confusing signage. An accident only takes seconds to occur and while you may feel like you have your vehicle under control while checking that text, there will always be risk. Thanks to ADAS, many accidents are prevented by warning/alerting drivers and in some cases making corrections on their behalf.
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