Market split in sensor systems for automotive applications

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), employing available camera, Lidar or radar technology, are in worldwide deployment these days. Up to now about 180 million radar units only are worldwide circulating on our roads. Today ADAS are no longer comfort devices anymore, but they have become a safety feature for various AEB-Systems (Automatic Emergency Braking) in sedans or trucks worldwide.

However, recently it has become entirely clear that we will and have to have a definite market split already in the near future:

1.     High performance automotive sensors
- powerful Lidar -and radar sensors with increased capabilities (L4/ 5), e.g. for RoboTaxis; setting-up a premium market
Henri Häfner – Velodyne, Rüsselsheim, Germany

2.     Status and Future Trends Automotive Radar Sensors

Automotive radar is one of the leading technologies for advanced driver assistance systems, due to its unique attribute to operate independently of weather and light conditions.

Millions of cars have already been equipped with radar sensors, helping to increase the drivers’ comfort and safety. In the near future, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems will become mandatory by EU directives for all new passenger cars as they have the potential to prevent vehicle collisions or reduce the impact speed of a crash.

Improving radar sensors for L2/L3 is of great importance to increase road safety. Therefore, the physical properties of radar waves and the potential of 4D measurement capability have to be further exploited.
Prof. Marlene Harter – University of Applied Sciences, Offenburg, Germany

3.     Low priced automotive sensors, e.g. for compact cars
- Ultra Sonic (US) automotive sensors for near range pedestrian avoidance in an urban
Tobias Bahnemann – Toposens, München, Germany

The technological possibilities and the according solutions will be shown and discussed in this workshop.