New Terminology Provides Framework for Updated SAE J3063 Standard

SAE International announced today its endorsement of “Clearing the Confusion: Recommended Common Naming for Advanced Driver Assistance Technologies,” a joint effort by SAE, AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power and the National Safety Council to better inform drivers on aspects of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in current and future vehicles.
The consumer-facing document provides a framework for the development of industry-wide safety standards. The SAE Active Safety Terms and Definitions Task Force is currently revising SAE J3063 Standard: Active Safety Systems Terms and Definitions, a more detailed document for use by engineers. The update to SAE J3063 will be more robust as a result of the input from community of stakeholders engaged in the current “Clearing the Confusion” effort.
Automakers use varied terminology to describe ADAS, so the recommended common terminology and clarifications provided in “Clearing the Confusion” are designed to help eliminate confusion and ensure that drivers are aware that these systems are designed to assist, not replace, an engaged driver.
The new common naming outline is simple, specific and based on system functionality. The names and descriptions were developed, with vehicle owners in mind, through a collaboration of industry experts to clearly explain each assistance system functionality including Driving Control Assistance, Collision Warning, Collision Intervention, Parking Assistance and more.
AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power and the National Safety Council commends SAE International in its endorsement of common naming of advanced driver assistance systems as well as its consideration to revise the SAE J3063 Standard to directly support the effort of clearing the confusion for consumers regarding new vehicle technology.
The “Clearing the Confusion” recommendations can be viewed here.