Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) are designed to Prevent Collisions or reduce severity when they occur. Using sensors throughout the vehicle, including the windshield, ADAS recognizes dangers including, blind spots, lane departures, and objects in the road.
When a hazard is detected, a warning may be sent to the driver through lights, sounds, vibrations in the seat and steering wheel, and windshield display.
The vehicle may respond to hazards autonomously, or without driver input. This could include increasing brake pressure, counter steering, or bringing the vehicle to a complete stop. Experts predict most new standard vehicles models will be equipped with some form of ADAS by 2018.