The latest statistics suggest that car manufacturers are viewing Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) with even greater importance.
Online statistics database, Statista, which provides access to data from market and opinion research institutions, business organisations and governments across Europe, has released data that projects global shipments of ADAS in cars by next year.
For all of the leading car manufacturers, the picture suggests shipments of this technology will grow by large amounts.
For General Motors Group, the rise in unit shipments in 2020 will grow by approximately 15.5 million.
Ford Group are not far behind this, with a prediction of 14.1 million of extra global shipments, while Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group is projected to have almost nine million more shipments.
Hyundai and Volkswagon Group are both predicted to receive easily more than five million next year, while for the BMW group, the figure is 2.2 million.
What is ADAS?
ADAS are crucial systems in the fight to improve safety on the roads and for those who are driving vehicles; the automated system is proven to reduce road fatalities.
This is because of the safety features that help the driver in the driving process; by doing so, accidents due to negligence and fatigue will be significantly reduced.
There are a number of features that increase the safety of vehicles, with adaptive high beams, collision detection and autonomous night vision all key components of these systems.
It also highlights the importance of calibration; towns and cities in the UK are pushing hard on the need to decrease the risk of collisions.
We’ve seen it with London’s drive to Vision Zero, and calibration is something that guarantees safety.
The ADAS systems rely on sensors and cameras to work to their optimum, but these can be disrupted if work such as windscreen replacement is undertaken.
Brake, the road safety charity, spoke about the importance of vehicle technology for managers in the fight to reduce collisions across fleets.
Ross Moorlock, Business Development Director, said: “Vehicle technology is evolving at a rapid pace, and there are an increasing number of systems available that aim to improve vehicle and driver safety. While technology offers many benefits, it can also present challenges to fleet operators; however, with careful choice and effective integration with a wider risk management strategy, vehicle technology can help managers to reduce risk across fleets.”