Cross traffic alert (CTA)

This term is part of the following categories: Safety, Technology, Sensors and Vehicle system

 

Version: 3.0, Release date: October 2020

Definition: Vehicle system that uses sensors and computer processing to detect hazards approaching from the side of the vehicle and warns the human driver of a potential collision.

NOTE: Front cross traffic alert systems relate to hazards approaching from the side as the ego vehicle pulls forward into moving traffic; rear cross traffic alert systems relate to hazards approaching from the side as the ego vehicle reverses into moving traffic.

 

 

Previous versions:

Version: 2.0, Release date: June 2020

Definition: Vehicle system that uses sensors and computer processing to detect hazards approaching from the side of the vehicle and warns the human driver of a potential collision.

NOTE: Front cross traffic alert systems relate to hazards approaching from the side as the ego vehicle pulls forward into moving traffic; rear cross traffic alert systems relate to hazards approaching from the side as the ego vehicle reverses into moving traffic.

 

 

Version: 1.0, Release date: January 2020

Definition: Vehicle system that uses sensors and computer processing to detect hazards approaching from the side of the vehicle and warns the human driver of a potential collision.

 

NOTE: Front cross traffic alert systems relate to hazards approaching from the side as the driven vehicle pulls forward into moving traffic; rear cross traffic alert systems relate to hazards approaching from the side as the driven vehicle reverses into moving traffic.