New in-vehicle driver assistance systems are currently introduced at a rapid pace. To exploit the full potential of these systems, it is necessary to estimate the systems future impact already at early stages of the system development process. This paper gives an introduction to the use of microscopic traffic simulation for analysis and evaluation of the impacts of driver assistance systems. Application of traffic simulation for analysis of driver assistance systems is exemplified by studies of an overtaking assistant and of adaptive cruise control.
Keywords: ADAS; traffic simulation; impact analysis