Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) are becoming ubiquitous, and gradually take over the role of human drivers in the vision of the automotive sector. Humans are different from most systems: while in general humans exhibit a much higher error rate when performing specific functions, they are also unmatched in their adaptability, and their ability to recognize patterns and anticipate on these. In this paper we derive temporal requirements on future ADAS operation, needed to at least match human driving behavior in dense traffic. We examine Adaptive Cruise Control and Automated Emergency Braking systems at highway speeds, derive temporal requirements, and show that in dense traffic situations intent communication has a significant benefit to improve systems operation. The resulting requirements will challenge ADAS developments in the coming years. cop. 2015 IEEE.