Driver support systems are intended to enhance driver performance and improve transportation safety. Even though these systems afford safety advantages, they challenge the traditional role of drivers in operating vehicles. Driver acceptance, therefore, is essential for the adoption of new in-vehicle technologies into the transportation system.
The Traffic Sign Recognition System (TSR) helps prevent the driver from overlooking traffic signs and provides support for safe driving by displaying traffic signs on the active driving display which are recognized by the Forward Sensing Camera (FSC) or recorded in the navigation system while the vehicle is driven.
Adaptive cruise control (ACC) is an active safety system that automatically controls the acceleration and braking of a vehicle. It is activated through a button on the steering wheel and canceled by the driver’s braking and/or another button.
The Blind Spot Information System, known as BLIS, alerts drivers to vehicles that may be hiding in their blind spot. Using radar detection, you’ll receive an indicator light in your side-view mirror if there is a vehicle that may be blocked from view.
The adaptive front lighting system (AFS) automatically adjusts the headlight beams to the left or right in conjunction with the operation of the steering wheel after the headlights have been turned on.
The purpose of Lane Departure Warning (LDW) is to help the driver to reduce the risk of the vehicle accidentally leaving its own lane in certain situations on motorways and similar major routes.
In a vehicle equipped with an HHC (Hill-Hold control), a pitch sensor detects the tilt of the body when the car is stopped on a slope and sends a signal to the vehicle's brake hardware to keep the wheels clamped for a few seconds after the driver releases the brake pedal.
The role of the seat belt reminder (SBR) is, of course, to make drivers and passengers adopt safe behavior once the car is set in motion. Therefore, they are made to release warning signals ranging from visuals with blinking icons or text displays to high acoustic pitches of growing intensity.