Focus on Advanced Safety Systems and Human Factor Interventions 2013-01-2762
Automotive industry is moving towards a stage that anticipates probability of accidents and instructs safety system to take immediate actions. Safety systems in automotive domain protect vehicle occupants and even pedestrians from accidents. High powered engines and good road infrastructure naturally thrills people to drive at very high speed which would result into forward collision. With the help of latest technologies, such accidents can be avoided and thereby many persons would be saved from major injuries. This does not indicate that people could drive as they wish irresponsibly. The safety systems will help vehicle occupants to be safe in case of inadvertent errors. Nowadays safety has become an important feature to be considered for selling vehicles.
This paper will provide an overview on the operations of various advanced safety systems such as pre-crash, Electronic brake assist, Lane Keeping support, and speed alert system, Safety systems for teenagers, early warning car to car communication and co-operative safety system. It also describes about the driver roles to respond actively for system expectation and to use these systems effectively. This paper also will provide a brief on feasibility study in India market.