The technological advancement in the transportation landscape has reached monumental heights over the decades. While the introduction of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) occurred a while ago, the newest innovations made in the field of road safety, ADAS and fleet management solutions, has put the technology in the spotlight.
What is ADAS?
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are designed to assist drivers in the driving process. There are multiple advanced driver assistance systems built for specific purposes such as blind spot monitoring, lane departure, collision avoidance and more.
Every ADAS system takes into account the road environment, including vehicles, pedestrians, objects, road signals, lane markings and speed limit signs. The vehicle camera analyzes the environment and detects any danger.
Additionally, the system sensors are aligned with certain metrics that keep track of driver behavior such as speeding, harsh acceleration, hard braking and cornering. Combining all these factors, the system is able to predict collision and dangerous scenarios and ensure compliance with the road rules.
Based on the data, the system provides real-time warning to the drivers or automates any preventive manoeuvre within the vehicle.
Here’s a scenario to give a simple illustration of the workings of an ADAS, – a driver is traveling on the highway and comes dangerously close to the vehicle in the front. The ADAS system calculates the distance between the vehicle and immediately gives a warning for the close proximity. At times, the system is capable of taking precautionary actions such as precharging the brakes or tightening the seat belts.
Improving road safety with ADAS
With the amalgamation of ADAS and fleet management system, the transportation industry has the potential to implement the next-generation of road safety technology.
The logistics and fleet-based industries are constantly involved in transporting commodities and people. With this, comes the matter of safety for the vehicle, passengers and goods. The ADAS and fleet management system help in improving safety measures by detecting multiple scenarios, such as:
- Collision awareness in the case of vehicles, pedestrians and objects.
- Aggressive driving, driver drowsiness and under-influence driving.
- Lane departure, blind spot and headway warnings.
This way, businesses can experience:
- Reduced costs in relation to accident-related damages, claims and driver medical coverage.
- Prevention of property and goods damages.
- Improved reliability in the minds of customers due to safer deliveries.
- Video recordings of driver behavior to build a better safe driving program.
- Ability to challenge false claims in case of any accidents.
Gradually, ADAS systems are being incorporated into operations as businesses continue to realize its crucial advantage. With the right system, businesses can maintain better safety standards and enhance their driver capabilities.