Following up on recommendations from late 2019, the Society of Automotive Engineers, Consumer Reports, AAA, J.D. Power, and the National Safety Council have worked together and created a standardized list of names for specific, individual Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) systems. Dubbed the “Clearing the Confusion” campaign, the common terms do not replace name-brand systems from automakers, but are meant to help consumers and other end-users have a clear, streamlined definition of the different kinds of ADAS available.
Though not required, the group is hoping to encourage those involved with the systems – from manufacturers and safety groups to journalists writing about the systems – to adopt the standardized names to ease confusion among consumers and help those not in the industry understand what they’re reading and compare across brands.
Recommended standard names fall under categories of driving control assistance, collision warning, collision intervention, parking assistance, and other driver assistance systems, for a total of 19 systems at press time.