Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS)

Like the introduction of many automotive enhancements, ADAS technology is quickly going from high-priced novelty to standard offering, making it increasingly difficult for automakers to differentiate themselves based on standard features. This is why Mitsubishi Electric is pursuing advanced safety systems and self-driving technology that not only makes everyone safer but also makes you unique.

High-precision location

High-precision location

For autonomous driving systems to match or improve human performance, cars need to be able to accurately determine their position regardless of visibility and environmental factors. That’s why we’ve created high-precision location determination and ultra-high resolution mapping – including a Mitsubishi Electric satellite constellation – to augment standard GNSS and GPS positioning. We’re also working with HERE to create the next generation of HD maps for autonomous driving systems.

 

Driver monitoring

Conventional in-vehicle monitoring systems generally use a single camera to analyze a driver’s face for drowsiness or distraction while more recent systems monitor the driver as well as the front passenger but require several cameras. Mitsubishi Electric has refined this concept by developing a technology that uses just one wide-angle camera to identify both face and hand gestures of driver and passenger, enabling a range of safety and personalization features at lower cost. Features in development include monitoring upper body position to detect slumping or collapsing in order to identify medical emergencies – critical as we evolve toward the self-driving car.

Driver Monitoring System
 
Roadway Illumination

Roadway illumination

Addressing road safety for people walking and biking has never been more important, particularly given the influx of nearly silent vehicles, such as electric cars and hybrids, and the impending introduction of fully autonomous cars. Our Safe and Secure Lighting system uses road-surface projections and car-body displays to alert pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles that a car is about to back up or a door is about to open. Based on the natural actions of drivers and passengers, the system does not need to be manually activated, thus ensuring adequate time for passersby and other vehicles to react.

 

Standard ADAS

While we know how to take driver assistance to the next level, we’ve also got you covered with all the basics, such as automatic lane-keeping control, night-time automated braking, remote-controlled automated parking, vehicle motion-control technology, and more.

Standard ADAS