More than 90 percent of new vehicles include advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), according to the American Automobile Association (AAA).
However, the wide variety of ADAS features offered can be confusing to consumers, who may not clearly understand their vehicles’ true capabilities and limitations or have an easy way of comparing system performance between vehicle models. This lack of information could reduce the safety gains of ADAS features by increasing the risk of improper use.
Image Sensors World posted a video presentation by Mircea Gradu, Sr. Vice President of Product and Quality at Velodyne Lidar, discussing the proposed five-diamond rating system, which aims to clarify and standardize terminology for ADAS features.
Velodyne developed the five-level rating system, utilizing diamonds to mark significant milestone achievements in vehicle system performance. The foundational ADAS technologies included in the five-diamond rating system are Lane Keep Assistance, Automatic Emergency Braking, Automatic Emergency Steering and Blind Spot Monitoring.
Velodyne is working with automotive safety organizations, in collaboration with SAE International, to foster an industry dialogue to refine and advance the system with the goal of improving driver and pedestrian safety.
View the video in its entirety below.