Camera/sensor unit

  • 21-Sep-2009 03:18 EDT

About the size of a deck of playing cards, TRW Automotive Holdings’ camera-and-multisensor package provides a vehicle with the capability to see the road, the environment, and the lighting conditions under which a driver is operating. The camera-and-multisensor package is very small and lightweight yet includes the processing power needed to support many functions. The unit is positioned in the region of the rearview-mirror mount, looking outward through the windshield. Beyond automatic on-off headlamp control, the camera technology can also determine in low-light conditions if other traffic is in the vicinity, and if not, it can automatically switch on the high beams for better vision at night or in tunnels. Additionally, the rain sensor focuses on the windshield glass surface and uses an optical sensor that measures reflected light.

HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Rate It
4.00 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

Lengthy automotive development and production cycles have long prevented automakers and startups from working together. While that’s changed a bit, many young companies still find it difficult to work with OEMs.
Focused on the near-term safety-improvement potential underlying autonomous-driving technology, Toyota - counter to much of the auto industry - sees real promise in developing SAE Level 2-3 systems.
Tanktwo, a Finland-based startup company is rethinking the basic battery cell and challenging the fundamental economics and operational assumptions of EVs. The ingenious concept is worth engineers' attention.
Conti’s 48-V system will be standard equipment on both gasoline and diesel versions of the Scenic Hybrid Assist model. It is the first of multiple 48-V production announcements coming over the next few years.

Related Items

Training / Education
Training / Education