Last week a new grading system for assisted driving systems was launched by Thatcham Research and Euro NCAP which is designed to give consumers a clearer understanding of the driver assistance on new vehicles. Assisted driving systems require the driver to remain alert and in control of the car at all times. They are different from automated driving systems where the car drives itself. Automated driving systems are not available yet, although manufacturers claim that we could have them for motorway driving as early as 2021. The different systems have already given us a lexicon of abbreviations and it helps to understand what they are, what they are supposed to do and when they will come into action. Here, Tim Shallcross Head of Technical Policy and Advice for IAM Roadsmart shares some tips with us about assisted driving technology.
Tim says:” Assisted driving systems are becoming much more common and have the potential to improve safety, but they don’t cope with all circumstances. It’s important to understand what the systems are designed to do, always stay alert and know when to take control yourself.”
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