Automated Driving

Automated Driving

Technological advancements on the road to automation are already showing up today in modern vehicles, which are increasingly equipped with driver assistance systems (DAS).

Interaction Between Human and Vehicle

The available driving and parking functions for assisted and partially automated driving and parking already relieve the driver of some tasks. For example, the driving function “Adaptive Cruise Control” (ACC) can take over the continuous operation of the gas and brake pedals. The driver has to monitor the system and if necessary must resume the driving task himself.

In a few years from now, the first vehicles will be equipped with the necessary sensor systems and information processing that enable functions for high and full automation in specific use scenarios. To start with, we may expect automated driving functions for driving on highways and in traffic queues. In the more distant future, we will also see increasing driver support on journeys across country and in urban areas. The path to high and full automation is, however, not only one of technology, but it will also require amendments to both national and international legislation.

Graham Smethurst
Graham Smethurst Head of Co-ordination Unit Networked and Automated Driving

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