This SAE Technical Information Report provides a compendium of terms, definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms to enable common terminology for use in engineering reports, diagnostic tools and publications related to active safety systems. This information report is a survey of active safety systems and related terms. The definitions offered are descriptions of functionality rather than technical specifications. Included are warning and momentary intervention systems, which do not automate any part of the dynamic driving task on a sustained basis like those defined in SAE J3016 Automated Driving Systems.
As the number of active safety system equipped motor vehicles has increased, the number of terms, abbreviations, and acronyms that describe these systems has increased. For the sake of industry standardization and to bring some order to the proliferation of such terms, abbreviations, and acronyms, the SAE Active Safety Systems Standards Committee prepared this document.