Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) require vision and range sensors to accurately determine situational assessment and action implementation. Common sensing technologies for ADAS such as video, radar, LIDAR, ultrasonic and infrared (IR) are being increasingly integrated by the OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. For example, market analysts project the use of forward looking cameras going from 30 million units in 2014 to nearly 100 million by 2019. Range sensors are based on radar, or more recently LIDAR technologies, which are projected to be available in production vehicles within the next two years. High-end vehicles can accommodate the cost of today’s advanced systems, which can include eight radar sensors, as well as several video cameras. Extending these systems to higher volume vehicles will pose challenges in cost versus performance tradeoffs.
Furthermore, ongoing technology and integration developments in many ADAS application areas are increasing the design alternatives. OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers need to continually evaluate their existing systems and decide how and when to integrate the newest options. Companies that are getting involved also need to consider new technologies and latest advancements in their design.
With the US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) planning to include advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in the New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) Star Rating process potentially as soon as 2019 and European safety regulators to start grading new cars in 2018, ADAS sensing will get even greater attention in the very near future.
Focusing on recent developments in ADAS sensing, this extensive conference will provide attendees in-depth presentations from industry experts, as well as networking and discussion opportunities, about the latest ADAS enabling technologies and applications with topics such as:
- Vehicle vision alternatives
- Solid state LIDAR for production vehicles
- Radar vs. LIDAR -- are the options changing?
- Transitioning vision sensing from luxury to high volume vehicles
- High resolution video cameras / improving the resolution of video cameras
- Infrared (IR) cameras for both the visible and IR spectrum
- The role of ultrasonic sensors in ADAS
- Sensor fusion, as well as dealing with image processing and the vast amount of information from vision and ranging sensors with advanced algorithms and computing power
- Sensing/seeing beyond 200-300 meters (GPS and cloud data)
- 5G cellular and dedicated short range communications (DSRC) impact on ADAS