AAA examined 34 vehicle brands for the 2018 model year and found a confusing mess of terms for driver assistance systems currently used by manufacturers.

ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance System) features are increasingly common, with more than 92 percent of new cars offering at least one as an option, AAA says, while automatic emergency braking is a standard feature on more than 30 percent of new car models. But, as the technology proliferates, so do the number of unique names for essentially identical features.

AAA’s white paper “ADAS fitment”, powered by SBD Automotive’s data, illustrates the growing prevalence of ADAS technology in new vehicles and the need for standardized terms and definitions.