ACC

Adaptive Cruise Control automatically adapts the vehicle speed to maintain safe distance from the vehicle in front. ACC can accelerate and brake a car autonomously. With the help of a radar sensor, camera or lidar, the system maintains both the driver’s chosen speed and a programmed safe distance to the… read more

ACES

Autonomous, Connected, Electric and Shared vehicle – the ideal future vehicle with a high level of use and therefore resource efficiency.

Adaptive Front Lighting System

Terrain or contour following light control detects changes in the pitch orientation of the car and steering position to direct lights towards the road surface, up or down inclines, as well as left or right towards upcoming curves in the road.

Adaptive Light Control

Adaptive Light Control detects oncoming traffic and vehicles in front, automatically adjusting the headlamp beam high and low. More advanced systems may also detect poor weather to trigger front or rear facing fog lights.  

ADAS

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems are a variety of technologies combines to improve the safety of a vehicle in its environment, as well as its occupants. Some systems have manual intervention and settings, such as Automatic Cruise Control, while others are automatic and enabled specifically for safety-critical applications – such as… read more

ADASIS

Consortium of companies aiming to develop open standards around enhancing ADAS systems with data from navigation systems.

AEB

Automatic Emergency Braking monitors the proximity of vehicles in front, detecting potential collisions towards the front. Braking is automatically applied to avoid or reduce the collision effects. If a radar or video camera sensor detects an obstacle ahead of the moving car, the system prepares the braking system for emergency… read more

Aftermarket

Equipment that is installed or brought in after purchase of the vehicle. Aftermarket modifications do not involve the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), as contrasted with retrofits which are done with the involvement of OEM, so are likely to breach any warranty on the vehicle

Android Auto

Android Auto is a mobile app developed by Google to mirror features from an Android device (e.g., smartphone) to a car’s compatible in-dash information and entertainment head unit or to a dashcam.

Anti-lock Braking System

Helps prevent wheels from locking up – possibly allowing the driver to steer to safety. Wheel rotation sensors detect when your car’s tyres begin locking up. Then, they rapidly apply and release (pulse) the brakes to automatically keep your tyres from skidding and ensure that brakes continue to slow the… read more