63 organisations, 1 goal

Increase safe use of ADAS, for more safety, more sustainability and better traffic flow

ADAS Podcast #6 - about Aftermarket ADAS

Friday, October 15, 2021 - V-Tron is an innovative, Dutch company that produces driver assistance systems, which are retrofitted into a car. This enables motorists to move faster, safer and more sustainably. Wim Vossebelt is Managing Partner of V-Tron. In this podcast he shares his vision on (developments around) ADAS with his hosts Leo Bingen and Paul Molenaar. 

[podcast in Dutch]

ADAS Podcast #5 - about European Type Approval and ADAS

Monday, August 16, 2021 - In this episode two guests: Tim Guiting, Senior Advisor Development Vehicle Regulations and Arjan Dijkhuizen, also Senior Advisor and ADAS specialist. Both work for the Road Traffic Service, in The Netherlands better known as 'the RDW'. Which ADAS will soon be mandatory and what about the European Type Approval? These and other topics are discussed in ADAS Podcast number 5, with Leo Bingen and Paul Molenaar.

[podcast in Dutch]

ADAS Podcast #4 - about infrastructure and ADAS

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - Peter Morsink is Senior Consultant Transport & Road Safety at RoyalHaskoningDHV. He advises, among other things, on the design of infrastructure and also investigates how ADAS can function optimally. How does he view developments around ADAS from that perspective? In this episode Leo Bingen and Paul Molenaar ask him about it.

[podcast in Dutch]

ADAS Podcast #3 - about ADAS calibration

Friday, May 14, 2021 - Nowadays, every car has a camera, radar, lidar and / or infrared systems. For the correct (co) operation of these systems, they must be (re) calibrated in certain cases. How important is that? And what is involved? Jan Willem van der Linden, data specialist at BOVAG and leader of the ADAS Alliance project "Calibration" is put to the test in this episode by Leo Bingen and Paul Molenaar.

[podcast in Dutch]

ADAS Podcast #2 - about the ADAS Dictionary

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - Everybody has a few dictionaries on the shelf. But an ADAS Dictionary? What's that? And what is it for? Leo Bingen and Paul Molenaar have a conversation with Chris Hottentot (ANWB), the 'spiritual father' of the ADAS Dictionary, which can also be found on this website. 

[podcast in Dutch]

ADAS Podcast #1 - introduction

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - Many vehicles are equipped with ADAS - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. ADAS make life easier for the driver and can contribute to road safety. But does every driver know which ADAS are available in his car? And how they work? And how do you know that they are not working (properly)? What about legislation? And how, for example, insurers and repairers look at ADAS? In this series of podcasts, Leo Bingen and Paul Molenaar are searching for answers (Dutch spoken).

[podcast in Dutch]

ADAS Alliance launches 'the ADAS Dictionary'

Monday, November 9, 2020 - The ADAS Alliance is launching 'the ADAS Dictionary’ as of today, in order to counteract the proliferation of terms associated with the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (abbreviated to ADAS). The dictionary is a list featuring a standard name, as well as a brief description of a standard term for each (commonplace) driving assistance system, and definition of the system’s operation. Update April 2021: new version available.

ADAS as a weapon in the fight against unsafe traffic situations, pollution and traffic jams

Monday, June 3, 2019 - During the ITS European Congress, it was announced which organisations will work together to increase the safe use of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS for short) with at least 20% in 3 years in the Netherlands. That objective has been laid down in the ADAS Covenant, which has been signed by 42 public and private organisations (the "ADAS Alliance"). All these organisations have also drawn up their own implementation plan with concrete actions. Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen joined the act this afternoon with the launch of the new online community "Slimonderweg.nl".

ADAS Covenant

This Covenant relates to ADAS:

- in accordance with the definition of Euro NCAP (2018): ‘ADAS are driving support systems for the Assisted Driving Mode’:

  • The driver holds full responsibility but shares the control with the vehicle.
  • The vehicle and the driver share the detection of and reaction to objects and events (Object and Event Detection and Response (OEDR)).
  • The driver may not perform any secondary tasks beyond those permitted during normal driving.

- for passenger vehicles, vans and camper vans.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What does ADAS stand for?
  • A: ADAS stands for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems.
    Examples of these are autonomous emergency braking, reversing detection, blind spot detection (blind spot monitor) and lane assist. 

  • Q: Is the ADAS Covenant a kind of quality mark?
  • A: No, the ADAS Alliance is certainly not a quality mark, but expresses the intention of participating parties to fulfill the objective of the ADAS Covenant.

  • Q: Isn't ADAS already mandatory by the EU?
  • A: A proposal has been adopted at European level for additional type-approval requirements (General Safety Regulation). This includes several ADAS. These still need to be worked out in concrete terms, but it is expected that vehicles that will be submitted for approval in 2021 must have these ADAS.
    The covenant focuses on the coming three years, also promoting systems that are not included in the European proposals. 

  • Q: What happens after June 3rd (the date that the ADAS Covenant was signed)?
  • A: The signatories to the ADAS Covenant will start working on their own ADAS Implementation Plan. This will be monitored periodically by the six parties that have taken the initiative.

  • Q: Which parties have taken the initiative for the ADAS Covenant?
  • A: RAI Association, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, ANWB, AON, Dutch Association of Insurers and BOVAG.

  • Q: Why is an ADAS Covenant needed? Don't the benefits speak for themselves? Don't ADAS sell themselves?
  • A: Research by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management shows that about half of Dutch motorists are unfamiliar with ADAS. Even business drivers often do not know which ADAS their car is equipped with. But drivers who know that they have ADAS on board often use these systems and are also very satisfied with the quality of their ADAS. That is why it is important that motorists know what ADAS is, so that they can make a well-informed choice to purchase these systems and use them correctly in order to contribute to road safety, sustainability and traffic flow. To this end, the involvement of both public and private parties is required, all of which play an important role with information, training, research, stimulation and development. We give substance to this with the ADAS Alliance.

Members of the ADAS Alliance


For questions about the ADAS Alliance please contact

Paul Molenaar: info@adasalliantie.nl