Why have an ADAS system?
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is an active safety system on a vehicle that sends warnings to the driver when it identifes situations such as impending collisions and accidents. It also helps to promote safer and better driving such as identifying potential hazards, road conditions and vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists.
About the system
The Safety Shield ADAS was developed to enhance vehicle safety and improve driver behaviour. The system uses an intelligent mono camera to monitor road conditions ahead and calculates if there are any potential collisions or lane departures through computer based detection algorithms.
The system consists of a strategically placed single forward-facing vision sensor which acts as a driver’s third eye, constantly monitoring the dynamic driving environment and providing drivers with real-time visual and audible alerts as the risk of an imminent collision increases. The system also fully records onto SD card and phone app.
installation & calibration
The Safety Shield ADAS has been designed so that the installation and calibration can be carried out easily and quickly without the need for a specialist installer. The installation will take approximately thirty minutes hard wired or can be installed via plug and play. The calibration is carried out using the phone app and only takes 10 minutes max.
Pedestrian and Cyclist Collision Warning -
Pedestrians and cyclists are the most vulnerable road users, and are less likely to be identified by drivers. Safety Shield ADAS scans the road in front of the vehicle and will alert the driver, with visual and audio warning before imminent collision with a pedestrian, cyclist or motorcycle.
Forward Collision Warning -
To prevent forward collisions in both urban, motorway and all other environments, the Safety Shield ADAS system constantly scans the front of the vehicle to detect anything that may be in its path, including pedestrians and cyclists. If anything is detected and a collision is imminent, the system will visually and audibly warn the driver via the icon display and also warn the vulnerable road user via the LED light strip on the front of the bus. The intelligent camera recognition software will filter out inanimate objects to reduce driver distraction and will only recognise vulnerable road users such as vehicles, motorcycles, cyclists and pedestrians.
Speed Limit Warning -
Regardless of what roads they are travelling on, the system keeps the driver informed of the maximum speed limit that applies and alerts them should this be exceeded.
dash cam recording function -
Unlike other ADAS systems, the Safety Shield ADAS also fully records the driving environment onto an SD card and phone app. This function can also significantly reduce insurance premiums.
Headway monitoring warning -
This feature helps drivers maintain a safe distance between them and the vehicle in front. Because if the vehicle ahead suddenly brakes, it’s vital that there’s enough of a gap to be able to safely slow down or, if necessary, stop. As well as providing a precise indication of the required stopping distance, the system also gives a visual and audible warning when the gap between vehicles becomes unsafe.
Lane departure warning -
Careless lane departures can cause serious accidents, particularly when a driver moves out without indicating. So, to prevent collisions, the Safety Shield ADAS system can read road markings and detect when a vehicle changes lanes without the driver indicating. By sounding an alarm and providing a visual prompt, the system can help focus the driver’s attention on the manoeuvre and ensure they alert other road users of their intentions.
Icons on the buzzer
1. The red line means your vehicle is crossing the lane without indicating.
2. This is the collision time. This is the time after which your vehicle will collide with the vehicle in front, if that vehicle in front brakes suddenly.
3. This icon is the vehicle in front of yours. If and when this car symbol is green it means your vehicle is in the ‘safety distance’ from the vehicle in front, a red symbol means you are too close to the front vehicle. When calculating the ‘safety distance’, we not only check the distance from your vehicle to the vehicle in front but also consider the speeds of the two vehicles.
4. A pedestrian has been detected in front of your vehicle. Please notice that this function just works when your vehicle is in lower speed in urban environments.
5. The GO icon. After the traffic light turns green, if the vehicle in front starts to move this icon will be displayed.