ADAS & Vehicle Autonomy
ARCCA has the specific expertise to handle cases involving advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and all aspects of vehicle autonomy. ARCCA experts stay up to date on new vehicle technologies and industry trends, and conduct research and testing in the fields of ADAS and autonomous vehicles.
Active driver-assistance features such as forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane keep assist are driven by new advancements in vehicle sensing and computing technologies and are becoming more popular in passenger vehicles. In fact, several manufacturers have recently made their package of ADAS features standard across all trim levels for certain models. Following in the footsteps of more familiar driver-assistance features such as anti-lock braking systems (ABS) and electronic stability control (ESC), these new advancements in safe driving technology will continue to gain traction and could be a mandate in all new vehicles.
What does the car see? Modern driver-assistance systems combine the efforts of forward-looking cameras and radar sensors to detect and react to other vehicles and objects on the roadway. Pictured below, an adaptive cruise control system is detecting the vehicle ahead and is maintaining a safe following distance by traveling below the set-speed of 70 miles per hour. Additionally, a lane tracing assist feature is active, which can keep the vehicle centered in its travel lane by providing moderate steering adjustments.
In this new and exciting world, the exact capabilities and responses of these systems are often unknown. ARCCA’s experts are capable of reconstructing the accident scenario and evaluating the ADAS system’s responses to a wide variety of situations and maneuvers. Exemplar vehicles can be obtained to test and understand the real world behavior of vehicles alleged to be operating with driver aids enabled, such as lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control.