Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, or ADAS, refers to a wide variety of high-end, computerized in-vehicle applications that are designed to provide drivers with an increase awareness of the road as well as better vehicle control in order to avoid potential accidents and other road hazards.

The overall goal of ADAS applications is to build smarter cars that are capable of analyzing their surroundings through sensitive sensors and data sets gathered from satellites and terrain surveys in order to make driving safer and easier for humans. The assistance provided by ADAS devices can be in the form of helping drivers be more aware of the road and the potential hazards of the surrounding environment, or as automated assistance procedures performed by the vehicle itself. The following are just a few examples of applications that fall under the category of ADAS.

AFS - Advanced Front-lighting System, or AFS, is also referred to as "adaptive light control". It is a system that controls the angle and intensity of a car's front lights, so they automatically adjust to fit the curve of the road and the visibility conditions of the day. Advanced Front-lighting Systems use electronic sensors to detect visibility conditions and GPS signals to detect upcoming curves in the road.

3D In-Dash Visualization - 3D visualization display let drivers see elevation, road and terrain data in an easy to understand manner. 3D road displays rely on up-to-date satellite data and land surveys, and are designed to make drivers more aware and comfortable with the surrounding environment.

GPS Maps - On-board GPS map displays are the most well known ADAS applications and the most used. The majority of new vehicle makes come with GPS or the option of getting it installed. GPS systems rely on satellite data and land surveys to give drivers real-time displays of their progress and on-route step-by-step directions to their destination.

Collision Avoidance Systems - These are systems that employ various different kinds of in-vehicle sensors to detect possible collision hazards before a collision occurs to improve vehicle safety. The sensor alert drivers when they get too close to surrounding cars, when they are about to go off the road or when they need to slow down for an upcoming curve or sharp turn.