More and more technical options are emerging to help road users get on the road safely. Dutch road users are pioneers in the use of smart driver assistance systems and navigation services. The online platform sunnyvale towing sunnyvale ca outlines all developments regarding smart mobility, including driver assistance systems and navigation.
Driver assistance systems are also known as ADAS: Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. The number of driving aids is growing, especially in new cars. For example the system (AEB) “Automatic Emergency Break”. This automatically stops the car in case of acute danger. Another example is the “Lane Departure Warning” system, in which the motorist receives a warning if he unintentionally crosses the lines of a lane. Aids can increase road safety. The condition is that the driver uses the functions in a safe, responsible manner.
Many motorists do not know which smart driver assistance systems their car has. Car manufacturers, governments, industry associations, and countless other organizations are working together in the so-called “ADAS Alliance” to increase awareness of driver assistance systems. It is expected that better information from the car industry (sellers) will contribute to the awareness and use of the functions.
The government encourages more traffic participants (private individuals, but also logistics and road transport) to use real-time traffic information. This concerns, for example, information about current traffic jams, accidents, and ‘time to the green’, which comes from apps and navigation systems via Talking Traffic.
The online community informs consumers about all kinds of smart mobility. Including tips, opportunities, and risks of smart driver assistance systems, also for cyclists. It was officially launched in June 2019. It is an initiative of the ANWB, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, RAI Association, CBR, and the Province of North-Holland.
Suppliers of services related to smart mobility on smartphones and navigation must adhere to the ‘Safe use of smart functions’ covenant. It means, among other things: not offering “unnecessary” information (for example advertising messages) that the road user can distract.
The Dutch government is working with the Euro NCAP program on a method for objectively determining the safety of driver assistance systems. Consumers can use this information to make better decisions when purchasing a car.
Research has shown that not all smart driving aids automatically lead to greater safety. This is because drivers sometimes automatically rely on driving aids and therefore pay less attention to traffic.
A number of driver assistance systems always contribute to safety. These are the aids that take control of the vehicle if the driver fails. An example is the AEB (Automatic Emergency Brake) system, which automatically stops the vehicle in case of acute danger.