SMS | Insight brief ADAS penetration with monitor

SMS | Insight brief ADAS penetration with monitor

ADAS systems are like a two-legged sword: on the one hand, they reduce the number of accidents, which not only increases safety, but also has major consequences for workshops and insurance companies. On the other hand, they also make damages more complex and expensive. VMS I Insight has developed a special ADAS monitor that provides insight into the market penetration of these systems.

It goes without saying that the rapid emergence of ADAS systems has profound consequences. The introduction of emergency braking systems, for example, ensures that the damage burden is reduced, but the damage that needs to be repaired leads to more complexity and higher expense because the systems need to be calibrated.

Together with Autotelex, which for each car model has mapped which ADAS systems are on board and often also the systems that are optional, VMS I Insight has at the request of Rijkswaterstaat developed the ADAS monitor, which shows exactly how fast the increase of these systems. Although these types of systems have been increasing in new car models in recent years, it takes a while before it penetrates. “The Netherlands has a relatively old fleet,” says Wijtze Terpstra, co-owner of the specialist from Vianen. Take, for example, the cruise control. This is now standard for almost all new car models, but currently 66 percent of the total fleet is equipped with it. ” Nevertheless, it is, of course, a development that turns car country upside down. It also has major consequences for a party like the Rijkswaterstaat. “The lines must meet certain conditions to ensure that lane assistants function properly. Traffic sign assistants must also be taken into account when setting up traffic signs, ”says Terpstra.

The company has also mapped out how drivers handle these types of systems. It is nice that they are on board, but if they are turned off because they are perceived as annoying, it does not make much sense. Terpstra: “We participated in a study that examined whether people adapt their driving behavior to these systems. For example, will they take more risks because they feel safe with ADAS systems? ” Also, people sometimes think that their car has a certain system when this is not the case at all or their car has more systems than they think.

Lower premium

Of course, the insurance companies are also very interested in data related to the ADAS systems. A lot has changed for them too. “They can match that data with accidents,” Terpstra says. “This way, they can see exactly whether ADAS systems are actually causing fewer collisions. And if so, it can also translate into a lower premium.”

VMS I Insight first mapped the cars, followed by the vans and trucks. Nothing had been established for this yet, the company has requested the data directly from the manufacturer. “They have significantly fewer systems available, TCO is the deciding factor when purchasing,” says Terpstra. “It’s completely different from trucks, which often have some of these systems on board.” Quite a striking development, considering that vans are driven a lot, and often also by drivers who are under time pressure.

“From May 2022, vans will have a number of ADAS type-approval systems, such as fatigue recognition and speed recognition.” As mentioned, trucks have already come a long way in this area. Think, for example, of the predictive cruise control, which ensures that you can also drive economically in hilly areas.

Big steps

“We often see manufacturers waiting until the last minute to make these types of systems standard,” says Terpstra. “A factory navigation system, for example, is still quite rare in the trucking world.” Because trucks are often replaced and exported after about five years, the moving fleet is young. As a result, 50 percent of trucks already have Lane Departure Warning. “Great strides have also been made in passenger cars in recent years.” For example, the number of cars that have traffic sign recognition has increased from 17 to more than 45 percent since 2019 “We are also seeing these systems become more and more accepted, people are starting to see the benefits, and they are starting to work better and better,” Terpstra says.

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