Advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) technology combines driver safety features and location-based services to provide the assistance drivers need to prevent accidents. Lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control are two examples that have already been implemented in some premium vehicles. More systems are coming and will add to the overall complexity of automotive software design.
More and more intelligent systems are being designed to proactively help drivers avoid accidents. Radar, sensors, GPS, cameras, and accompanying software are all contributors to this trend, as are emergency SOS systems that send out notifications automatically should an accident occur. Car manufacturers and their suppliers will find it increasingly necessary to integrate hardware and intelligent software design into the vehicle, and will require a reliable partner like Wind River® to deliver such expertise.