December 20, 2021

The Role of ADAS Performance in New Zealand Road Safety

The latest technology in cars is helping to make our roads safer. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) can work alongside the driver to scan the environment for hazards, and can even step in when the driver has missed important information. Such technology means the car can brake to avoid a collision or correct itself when drifting across lanes.

These types of highly technical safety features are now common in new vehicles. However, once these vehicles are on the road, the maintenance of the systems is often not well managed. Changes to the car’s sensors can occur without the driver being aware.  Something seemingly unrelated like a tyre change, wheel alignment, or small knock to the car can impact the accuracy of the sensors, reducing their ability to predict and avoid collisions.  This safety issue has been recognised globally, and is being addressed in different ways from country to country. 

Click to read our in-depth report to find out more about the management of ADAS calibration in New Zealand, and the importance of this as our vehicles become progressively more automated.

NZ Road Safety