Advances in automation help vehicles to detect and respond to the surrounding environment, providing new opportunities for safety and mobility. Vehicle automation on the road today—such as adaptive cruise control, dynamic brake support, and automatic emergency braking—is already bringing safety benefits.
The earliest forms of automated driving are here now.Automakers have been inventing new technologies since they started building cars. Over the last 100 years the auto industry has been steadily evolving vehicle technologies toward a future when cars will be fully self-driving.
Today's TechnologyToday, motor vehicles are increasingly capable of monitoring their surroundings and responding automatically to roadway situations that present safety risks, thanks to driving automation technology that uses sensors like cameras, radar and LiDAR to interpret data from the environment. Technological advancements continue and many companies are developing vehicles with higher levels of driving automation. Automated vehicles hold promise to improve road safety while saving consumers time and money. Such systems may also dramatically expand mobility and facilitate better land use in urban settings.