Understanding the Current State of Vehicle Automation

This report is intended to help clear some of the confusion surrounding today’s driver-assist systems. It provides data and guidance about active driver-assistance systems, which combine automated speed and steering controls for the driver, and includes a vehicle list that specifies the availability of systems by manufacturers, makes, and models for the current year. It identifies and differentiates features that can be found on vehicles across the market, and it emphasizes the need for adequate Direct Driver Monitoring Systems (DDMS) as safeguards for consumers.