Development of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Concept image of Land Rover vehicle with automotive sensorsImage copyright: Jaguar Land Rover

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are the only way to ensure vehicle safety and thereby reduce road accident and injury rates.

Our academics from the Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory leads research on advanced assistive automotive radar sensing technologies. We have collaborated with leading car manufacturers to develop the next-generation of sensing technologies. We have established a number of unique automotive systems such as vehicle wading (driving through water) which have minimised the hazards of driving in flooded areas; blind spot negotiation to reduce the risk of collision while changing trajectory; road edge recognition to align vehicles automatically within drivable areas; and rear-view radar vision. Our research has enabled the development of industry-leading technology in each of these areas.

Our work has achieved significant commercial and economic impacts. We have contributed to innovation and entrepreneurial activity, including IP and new product development. We have impacted on business performance via revenue generation and knowledge transfer into the automotive engineering industry. As a result of our work with industry, more vehicles now have ADAS options, generating >£800m in revenue, and significant innovative and unique advancements in existing ADAS systems.

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Marina GashinovaProfessor Marina Gashinova

Department Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Chair in Pervasive Sensing

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Mike CherniakovProfessor Mikhail Cherniakov

Department Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Chair in Aerospace and Electronic Systems

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Edward HoareDr Edward Hoare

Department Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Senior Research Fellow

Liam DanielDr Liam Daniel

Department Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Honrary Research Fellow