Automatic Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) – Is this technology safe?

12th Sep 2022 dRISK

How can simulation be used to determine where ADAS features can be improved? The prestigious Institute of engineering and technology (IET) contacted dRISK to ask us help them test Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). ADAS features are becoming more common place on the new vehicles, these include Automatic Emergancy Braking (AEB), Automatic Lane Keeping System (AKLS) and Automatic Cruise Control (ACC). ADAS functionality is seen as the first baby steps towards ever increasing driver aid, culminating in fully autonomous vehicles.

Image: TEXA ADAS Solutions

We demonstrated our latest set (test two after our Tesla spoofing rig experiment which can be seen here) of testing to see if these driver assistance systems can be relied on. We pressure tested the ADAS functionality on a SAE level 2 autonomous vehicle’s optical perception system by presenting it with challenging situations that could happen in real life.

Do these systems help the driver? Should vehicles equipped with these features cost less to insure as they might be less likely to be involved in an accident? Can the driver be reliant on these features? Watch the video below:

Testing was carried out on a private road in September 2021. No one was hurt in the experiment.