ADAS Statistics 

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ADAS, or advanced driver assistance systems, are vehicle systems that use advanced sensors like radar, sonar, and sophisticated camera sensors to inform safety systems that provide drivers with safety warnings. Some are even advanced enough to provide steering and braking support. To help you get a better idea of ADAS availability and performance, we have gathered some ADAS statistics. Don’t forget to open up our ADAS Glossary for help with ADAS terms.  

ADAS Availability & Cost Statistics 

  • 92.7% of new vehicles in the U.S. have at least one ADAS (SBD, May 2018, AAA, 2019
  • Automakers representing 99% of the U.S. new car market have committed to making AEB the first standard ADAS on all light duty vehicles by September 1st, 2022 (NHTSA
  • By 2043, 95% of all registered vehicles in the U.S. will be equipped with most ADAS: rear parking sensors, rearview camera, LDW, BSW (HLDI/IIHS December 2020
  • $1,950 – the average cost of an ADAS bundle, or 5.4% of the total cost of a vehicle. (SBD, May 2018, AAA, 2019
  • 50% of vehicles on sale today offer SAE Level 2 automation (via the combination of 2 ADAS: sustained LKA and ACC), with 17% of vehicles offering it standard and 33% offering it as an optional feature (Consumer Reports, November 2021

ADAS Crash Reduction Statistics 

  • 3.59 million crashes — the number of crashes per year (2011-2015) in the United States that the major ADAS Systems are estimated to impact (FCW, AEB, BAS, LDW, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Centering Assist, Blind Spot Warning, Blind Spot Intervention, Lane Change Merge, Pedestrian Detection) ( Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
  • 62% of all crashes could be impacted by ADAS, 2011-2015 ( Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, March 2019) 
  • 20,841 — the estimated number of deaths potentially impacted by driver assistance systems annually, 2011-2015 ( Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, March 2019) 
  • 57% of survey respondents reported at least one ADAS feature helped avoid a crash (Consumer Reports, November 2019) 
  • Based on 2016 U.S. crash data, it’s estimated that if ADAS technologies (FCW, AEB, LDW, LKA, BSW) were installed on all vehicles, they would have had the potential to prevent or mitigate an estimated 40% of all crashes involving passenger vehicles, 37% of all injuries, and 29% of all fatalities that occurred in those crashes (AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 2018
  • ADAS systems designed to prevent crashes reduce vehicle speeds by 79% and those designed to lessen crash severity reduce speeds by 40% (, 2016). 
  • Under 30 mph, systems designed to prevent crashes avoided collisions in 60% of test scenarios, while those designed to lessen crash severity were able to complete avoid crashes in 33% of test scenarios (, 2016). 
  • At 45 mph and approaching a static vehicle, systems designed to prevent crashes reduced speeds by 74 % overall and avoided crashes in 40 percent of scenarios Systems designed to lessen crash severity were only able to reduce vehicle speed by 9 percent overall (, 2016). 
  • Driver assistance technology could prevent 1.6 million crashes and 7,200 fatal crashes per year (Carnegie Mellon University, 2019
  • $36.7 billion – the amount that driver assistance systems could potential save each year (Carnegie Mellon University, 2019

ADAS Driver Sentiment Statistics 

  • 20% of drivers begin the buying process seeking out ADAS (CCC, 2021
  • Out of all ADAS features, consumers are most satisfied with RCTW, BSW, and AEB and would most look for these three in a purchase  (Consumer Reports, November 2019
  • Older drivers are more satisfied with ADAS than younger drivers (Consumer Reports, November 2019
  • 84% of drivers believe ADAS features promote safe driving (CCC, 2021

ADAS Feature Statistics 

There are numerous advanced driver assistance systems on late model vehicles. Each has been studied, tested, and researched by academics and companies and different consumer and governmental organizations. We’ve compiled an extensive list of ADAS statistics to help you better understand the growing world of ADAS features.

Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) Statistics 

ACC is not only effective but also simple to use. It is especially beneficial on the highway, where drivers may struggle to keep track of their speed. ACC uses sensor data to help keep a set speed AND minimum following distance from vehicles directly ahead of you.  

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) Statistics 

AEB uses sensors to watch the traffic ahead and provides emergency braking to avoid or mitigate the damage from a crash.  

Pedestrian AEB Statistics 

An AEB system that can detect pedestrians isn’t always a given. The option has become available in different forms from different automakers in the years since automakers’ initial versions of AEB became available.

Rear AEB Statistics 

Rear AEB is AEB (automatic braking) that works when you are in reverse. It’s very aptly named.  

Blind Spot Warning (BSW) ADAS Statistics 

BSW uses sensors to alert you to vehicles approaching from the rear in your blind spots. When a system detects an object in the driver’s blind spot, a warning light will illuminate and/or an audible alarm will sound. 

Forward Collision Warning (FCW) Statistics 

FCW uses sensors to tell when there is a crash risk ahead. Drivers are alerted by an audible warning, visual warning, steering wheel rumble, or seat rumble.  

Forward Collision Prevention Statistics 

Forward collision prevention includes both Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and automatic emergency braking (AEB), working together. These two ADAS features, providing a warning of a forward collision, then automatically braking, are often bundled together by automakers as forward crash prevention, or pre crash avoidance  

Lane Departure Warning (LDW) Statistics 

LDW alerts drivers when they are leaving their intended lane, when they haven’t engaged the turning indicator.  

Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) Statistics 

LKA uses sensor data to keep a vehicle in its lane, providing lateral support, or automatic steering. Some systems, also known as lane centering, continually steer toward the center of the lane. Others are only engaged once you start to leave your lane. 

Parking Sensor ADAS Statistics 

Ultrasonic/sonar parking sensors in a vehicle’s bumper are used for avoiding obstacles during low-speed parking maneuvers.  

  • For drivers 70 and over, parking sensors reduced backing crash rates by 36%, compared to a 3% reduction for drivers under 70 (IIHS, November 2016
  • It’s estimated that 95% of registered U.S. vehicles will be equipped with rear parking sensors by 2041 (IIHS, HLDI, September 2017

Rearview Camera ADAS Statistics 

Backup cameras, or rearview cameras display the vehicle’s rear, when shifted into reverse, to help with parking.   

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) Statistics 

RCTA uses sensors to watch for cross traffic when you are in reverse, such as out of a driveway or parking spot, into the flow of traffic.  

  • 22% reduction in backing crashes (IIHS, HLDL, December 2020
  • Out of all ADAS features, consumers are most satisfied with RCTW, with 85% of consumers saying they were very satisfied with RCTW in an extensive survey of owners of 72,000 vehicles model years 2015-2019 (Consumer Reports, November 2019
  • RCTA failed to detect a passing pedestrian in 60% of tests (AAA, 2015

ADAS Calibration Statistics 

ADAS calibration is the necessary process of recalibrating vital sensors after a collision or repair event that involves sensors. Calibration is needed after regular occurrences, like a collision, windshield replacement, or alignment change.  

At Car ADAS Solutions, we help our customers open and run ADAS calibration centers. For custom solutions tailored to your business needs, trust the experts at Car ADAS! We provide site certification, as well as training, so you can get started fast with an expert team backing you up, from day one. Our continuous support means there’s always someone available when questions arise after implementation. Learn more about opening your own ADAS calibration center 

Having trouble with the ADAS terminology? Check out our ADAS Glossary! 

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