Safe Hands: Hands-On Detection Is Used Now to Support ADAS, But Will Become Even More Vital as Automated Driving Develops

This article considers how changes in automated driving may result in hands-off operation of a vehicle. The author compares this to “feet-off” operation which has resulted from innovations such as cruise control and automated braking. The article focuses on automatically commanded steering functions (ACSF), monitoring functions (to make sure the driver is still available to take control of the vehicle), and the legal framework that must be in place to allow for some of these technological innovations to be implemented. The author describes the Hands Off Detection (HOD) sensor developed by IEE, technology that includes a capacitive sensor integrated into the steering wheel rim. This system can also provide information on whether the vehicle was in manual or automated mode at the precise moment of a crash.


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  • Accession Number: 01602564
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2016 2:34PM