Autonomous Vehicle Engineering - September 2021 - 9

Sensors
Peering into the
Distance
by Terry Costlow
New sensors of all types look out longer distances - and
provide higher resolutions - for engineers pushing ADAS
capabilities and higher-level vehicle automation.
Sensors are the frontline technology for
advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and
future vehicles with high-level (SAE Levels 4-5) automation.
Designers at all levels are working to find
the optimal and number of sensors and their ideal
performance levels, capturing data that's farther away
while increasing field of view and resolution.
Tier 1s and OEMs have long leveraged different
sensors - radar, cameras and lidar - to provide redundancy
and gain insight into what's around the vehicle.
Automotive sensors generally are designed
to identify objects at varying distances.
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