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List of in-car safety technologies

Technology

In Vehicle Information System (IVIS)

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Advanced Vehicle control and safety systems (AVCSS) Description
Night Vision (NV)

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displays an increased visibility of the road ahead, typically by using infra-red sensors which detect heat

Blind Spot Detection / Motoring

(BSD, BSM)

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detects other vehicles located to the driver’s side and rear blind spots, can give audio alarm

Parking Assist Systems (PAS)

 

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these allow the car to steer itself into a parking space with little input from the user

Lane Change Assistance

(LCA)

 

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when changing lanes, these systems monitor the areas to the left and right of the car and up to 50 metres behind. They will  warn you of potential hazards, by means of flashing warning lights in the exterior mirrors

Automatic Emergency Call

(AEC)

 

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gives an automatic message to an emergency call centre in case of a crash of the vehicle