Mercedes, Land Rover and others. Auxiliary driving systems race to keep the driver’s hand off the wheel
Auxiliary driving systems facilitate driving challenges and contribute to safety and safety, but the responsibility remains with the driver first and foremost, as there is still nothing among the systems that can fully replace the human factor.
Hans-Georg Marmite of the German Technical Examination Authority said driving has never been easier than it is today, but the responsibility remains first and foremost on the driver, which may be why attention-monitoring cameras are used to ensure that the driver’s hands remain on the steering wheel.
Medium and small categories
Until a few years ago, automated driving assistance systems were only available in the upper categories of vehicles, but there are now systems that allow level II automated driving in middle to small categories, such as volkswagen polo.
Although the commander is always responsible, he can lift his hands off the wheel for a few seconds at most, then the car automatically adjusts the distance to the vehicle in front of it, maintains the speed limit and follows its trajectory.
Of course, there are differences between car companies even between their models and models, as well as the sharpness of sensors, especially in the range of applications, but the challenges remain at the following points: what are the covered speed ranges? Does this also work with Stop-and-Go? What signs or limits does the system need to guide the route?
A major development
However, these systems are evolving significantly in cars such as the Tesla Model S or hyundai Ioniq 5. For example, these cars can now automatically perform overtaking maneuvers on highways, as long as the driver wants to.
Mercedes announced the first tier 3 systems for its best S-Class models this year, and for the next EQS electric model in 2022, allowing the leader to traffic jams at speeds of up to 60 km/h, permanently lifting his hands off the steering wheel, and doing other activities such as responding to emails or watching videos. Cameras constantly monitor the head and eyelids, to see if the commander is able to take over.
The commander needs to stay behind the wheel, where he or she must be able to control the car manually again within a few seconds of needing it. If it does not react, the car is stopped by braking. When the vision is weak, he will also be asked to take over the task himself.
When traffic flows again and there is no other car in front of the vehicle for a long time, the so-called Drive Pilot system is stopped again.
Parking spaces are one of the areas where auxiliary systems find their purpose. The car there is on a private road at slower speeds, which is why electronics there are increasingly driving, with sensors scanning the lane and limbs enough to enter or exit the car on its own to the parking lot, in conjunction with control systems, as do many BMW or Kia Sorento models.
This effectively helps reduce the parking problems faced by some motorists. Auxiliary electrical systems not only provide support to facilitate daily challenges, but at the same time increase safety factors.
This applies primarily to critical situations: when the control system helps to hold and keeps the vehicle on track, despite excessive speeds, slippery roads, violent braking, incorrect steering or suddenly having to maneuver or drive on unpaved roads.
For example, the new Land Rover Defender’s All Terrain Progress Control helps safely break through all types of roads.