Used either in manual driving mode, LCA relies on longer-range sensors to ensure safety prior to a lane change taking place. RADAR sensors fitted in the rear of the vehicle constantly monitor the traffic situation between 50 and 100 metres to the side and behind the vehicle. Prior to a… read more
Lane Departure Warning uses a forward-facing camera to detect lane markings, warning the driver in case the vehicle leaves the lane without proper use of the turn signal. More advanced systems may augment camera data with map data and satellite navigation sensor data.
Lane Keeping or Lane Centering Assistance helps drivers to keep their vehicle within a traffic lane. It uses a front-facing video camera sensor to detect the lane markings to the right and left of the vehicle. In vehicles with drive-by-wire or electric power steering, it steers gently but firmly in the… read more
Driver assistance. A human controls most driving; the vehicle performs either specific steering or acceleration / braking tasks. One of the ‘Levels of Automation’ as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Partial automation. The vehicle performs both specific steering and acceleration / braking tasks; a human controls all other driving. One of the ‘Levels of Automation’ as defined by the Society of Automotive Engineers.