Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS, is the fastest growing segment in the automotive electronics . The purpose of Advanced Driver Assistant Systems is to automate and improve safe driving. We use several ADAS features already built into our cars, such as Adaptive Light Control, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane departure warnings, Traffic sign recognition and many more. Almost all car manufacturers and all leading suppliers such as Bosch, Autoliv, Continental, Mobileye and many others are working on ADAS systems and the final goal is to build a car that can drive completely autonomous – without any driver involvement. The Society of Automotive Engineers have defined 6 levels to describe the degree of automation.
Table1: Six Levels of automation in ADAS
The higher the desired automation level, the larger the validation efforts that are required to develop these assistance systems. The majority of the ADA Systems built into mass production cars today are between 2 and 4. For these systems, millions of kilometers need to be captured and simulated before the final control units are production ready.
SensorsThe majority of the data volume today is produced by video sensors. However, there are many other sensors generating data:
• Vehicle Data