A new approach to improve the driver's safety is to actively
support the driving task and prevent possibly dangerous situations.
This paper is about the family of driver assistance systems which
will combine three steps of information processing: Automatic
collection of data by scanning the environment of the vehicle;
Automatic processing of data according to the need of the driver
and his driving task; Appropriate presentation of valuable
information to the driver.
Electronic sensor systems will enlarge the driver's
knowledge about what is actually going on around his vehicle. These
systems expand the human sensor systems eye and ear for the special
purpose "safe driving."
Peter Anders, Rüdiger Prang
1998 International Congress on Transportation Electronics