In-cabin monitoring is essential for enhancing safety, security, and the overall experience for vehicle occupants. When it comes to safety, vision-based monitoring plays a crucial role in helping to reduce potential accidents, improving emergency response, and complying with regulations in the evolving landscape of automotive technology, not least through the ability to detect distracted driving or driver fatigue.
Hear from indie on the latest automotive-industry trends, technical product and design, and our teams’ expert insights on driver safety and automation, in-cabin user experience, and electrification megatrends.
Image processing and vision-based sensors are fast becoming critical components for driver safety features.
With driver assistance and driving automation requiring multiple sensors and real-time processing, ADAS electrical and electronic system architectures will be challenged by scalability.
An investigative look into the challenges of driving LEDs efficiently and safely for automotive interior and exterior lighting.
Charging. Charging. Charging.
Consumers today have an insatiable demand for power away from the home or workplace to keep their personal devices charged and connected to entertainment, work applications, and social networking.
Whether it’s addressing the global challenges of climate change, supply chain security or ensuring the well-being of employees, partners and local…
While not yet ubiquitous, wireless charging has become widely available for smartphone users, with many of today’s phones supporting cord-free power transfer.
Automotive LiDAR was initially targeted at fully autonomous vehicles, however, due to the superior resolution, range, and depth perception capabilities when compared to vision and radar systems, LiDAR offers complementary benefits for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for mass-market vehicles.
From the incredible leaps forward in driver assistance and vehicle safety to the ever-increasing adoption of all-electric vehicles, there are a growing number of areas where advanced semiconductors are underpinning the rapid evolution of automotive technology (Autotech).
As advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and driving automation technologies become more sophisticated they require an enhanced understanding of the vehicle’s environment. In order to achieve this, the number of vehicle sensors capturing data will increase dramatically.
Today, we are in the early stages of progression towards level 4 and level 5 driving automation. We are also beginning to see pioneering legal reform proposals recognizing the concept of ‘users in charge,’ such as the Automated Vehicles Act recently introduced in the United Kingdom. While this is highly encouraging, the automotive industry needs to deploy robust, reliable, and cost-effective sensing technologies to realize this vision fully.
The automotive industry is experiencing technology disruption at a level not seen since Ford rolled his first Model-T off the production line in 1908. Automotive OEMs and Tier 1s are rapidly evolving their vehicle electrical and electronic platforms to meet the needs of both safety regulators and more demanding consumers that expect better all-round vehicle experiences.