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Posted by: thepinetree on 01/26/2019 03:33 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 01/26/2019 03:33 PM
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AAA Says Automotive Industry Must Use Standard Terms for New Vehicle Technology

Walnut Creek, CA...A new report from AAA reveals that while today's vehicles have more advanced and automated driving features than ever, these features lack common names and definitions that consumers need to understand how to safely use the technology. "To combat this problem, AAA is proposing a set of standardized naming and definitions to describe advanced driver systems technology, which will help consumers understand how to use the features in their vehicles," said Michael Blasky, spokesperson for AAA Northern California. "While this new technology is designed to make our lives easier and keep us safer on the roads, that's only true if drivers are using it properly."




AAA's report found that Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), such as Automatic Emergency Braking or Blind Spot Warning, were available in 92.7 percent of new vehicle models in the United States. Multiple ADAS features are often sold as part of an optional technology bundle, which is becoming more affordable: On average, the cost of an ADAS bundle is approximately $1,950.

AAA examined 2018 model year vehicles to identify the percentage of ADAS technology that comes standard, and found the following three features are the most prevalent:

Automatic Emergency Braking – 30.6%
Lane Keeping Assistance – 13.9%
Adaptive Cruise Control – 11.8%

But the automotive industry is not using standard terms to describe these features and their functions. AAA’s Automotive Engineering team examined 34 vehicle brands sold in the United States to identify the number of unique names manufacturers use to market ADAS, finding that most automakers used different terminology to describe a single ADAS feature:

ADAS Feature Number of Unique Names
Automatic Emergency Braking 40
Adaptive Cruise Control 20
Surround View Camera 20
Lane Keeping Assistance 19
Blind Spot Warning 19
Automatic High Beams 18
Rear Cross Traffic Warning 15
Driver Monitoring 13
Semi-Automated Parking Assist 12
Forward Collision Warning 8
Night Vision and Pedestrian Detection 5

Leveraging the results of this study, AAA looks to create a dialog with the automotive industry, safety organizations and policymakers about the need for common naming for ADAS features in order to educate consumers. A recent survey from AAA found that 40 percent of Americans expected that vehicles with Adaptive Cruise Control — marketed under names like Autopilot, ProPILOT or Pilot Assist — have the ability to drive the car by itself.

"No vehicle available for consumers today has the ability to drive itself," Blasky said. "It's these type of misunderstandings that can lead to mistakes on the road."

AAA Proposed Terminology for ADAS
AAA is proposing terminology that is intended to be simple, specific and based on system functionality. These recommendations could lead to clearer and consistent information provided to consumers on a window sticker, owner’s manual or other marketing materials.


AUTOMATED DRIVING TASKS DEFINITION
Adaptive Cruise Control Controls acceleration and/or braking to maintain a prescribed distance between it and a vehicle in front. May be able to come to a stop and continue.
Dynamic Driving Assistance Controls vehicle acceleration, braking, and steering. SAE standard definition of L2 Autonomous systems outlines this functionality.
Lane Keeping Assistance Controls steering to maintain vehicle within driving lane. May prevent vehicle from departing lane or continually center vehicle.

COLLISION ALERTS DEFINITION
Blind Spot Warning Detects vehicles to rear in adjacent lanes while driving and alerts driver to their presence.
Forward Collision Warning Detects impending collision while traveling forward and alerts driver.
Lane Departure Warning Monitors vehicle's position within driving lane and alerts driver as the vehicle approaches or crosses lane markers.
Parking Obstruction Warning Detects obstructions in close proximity to vehicle during parking maneuvers.
Pedestrian Detection Detects pedestrians in front of vehicle and alerts driver to their presence.
Rear Cross Traffic Warning Detects vehicles approaching from side and rear of vehicles while traveling in reverse and alerts driver.

COLLISION MITIGATION DEFINITION
Automatic Emergency Steering Detects potential collision and automatically controls steering to avoid or lessen the severity of impact.
Forward Automatic Emergency Braking Detects potential collisions while traveling forward and automatically applies brakes to avoid or lessen the severity of impact.
Reverse Automatic Emergency Braking Detects potential collision while traveling in reverse and automatically applies brakes to avoid or lessen the severity of impact.

PARKING ASSISTANCE DEFINITION
Fully-automated Parking Assistance Controls acceleration, braking, steering, and shifting during parking.
May be capable of parallel and / or perpendicular parking.
Remote Parking System parks vehicle without driver being physically present inside the vehicle. Automatically controls acceleration, braking, steering, and shifting.
Semi-automated Parking Assistance Controls steering during parking. Driver responsible for acceleration, braking, and gear position. May be capable of parallel and/or perpendicular parking.
Surround View Camera Uses cameras located around vehicle to present view of surroundings.
Trailer Assistance System that assists driver during backing maneuvers with a trailer attached.

MISC. DRIVING AIDS DEFINITION
Automatic High Beams Deactivates or orients headlamp beams automatically based on lighting, surroundings, and traffic.
Driver Monitoring Monitors driver condition by various means to detect drowsiness or lack of attention.
Night Vision A system that aids driver vision at night by projecting enhanced images on instrument cluster or heads-up display.

About AAA Northern California
AAA has a proud history of serving Members for over 100 years. AAA is on a mission to create Members for life by unleashing the innovative spirit of 4,000 employees representing nearly 6 million Members across Northern California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. In addition to legendary roadside assistance, AAA offers home, auto and life insurance, and extraordinary travel services. According to Via Magazine's Smart Guide, being a AAA Member can save you more than $1,200 a year. Learn more at AAA.com.

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Nope, no never, no more...
Posted on: 2019-01-26 21:32:45   By: Anonymous
 
will you be able to call one of those things a "twangy-paddle".

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    Re: Nope, no never, no more...
    Posted on: 2019-01-27 10:51:56   By: Anonymous
     
    Time to leave over priced Bay Area for a less expensive, whiter and friendlier place. It costs me $1,900 a month to live here w/rent, wifi and PGE. Same thing in Florida $700-800, as a senior I found senior housing in Indiana which includes studio apt., 3 meals a day, other amenities for $700 a month. Saves me a grand a month so I can go to the beach(Florida, Bahamas, etc.) for a week every 6 weeks of so. California has become a sewer of illegals, crime and rude "Gimme Free Stuff" hipsters. The Techies have driven prices so high they can't afford to live here anymore. The central valley is Mexico City north. Wait until the thousands at the border get in. San Diego was a nice place but now you need a gun for protection of just lock yourself in your home.
    It's been great for the past 45+ years but time for a new chapter in life.
    Aloha to all the vagrants, homeless, criminals

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-01-28 04:53:37   By: Anonymous
 
Profanity

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