Sensata Technologies, which specializes in providing sensors to the automotive, heavy vehicle, aerospace and industrial industries used the Frankfurt Motor Show to highlight some of its latest sensor technologies. These technologies are capable of supporting connectivity, electrification and automated driving, the latest trends in the automotive industry.
Commenting on the company’s participation in the show, Paul Chawla, senior vice president, performance sensing, Europe and South America said that Sensata is a sensor supplier having more than 30 years of experience at the forefront of new developments in the industry and hence is in a position to support these emerging areas for the company’s automotive clients.
The highlight of Sensata’s booth at the show was a new solid-state LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensor for highly automated driving cars. LiDAR plays a crucial role in the development of autonomous and highly automated driving vehicles and is indispensable for detecting and classifying objects that are in the vehicle’s path. Sensata developed the S3 sensor that was displayed at its booth in partnership with Quanergy Systems, the S3 sensor will be on display at the show.
The S3 LiDAR sensor uses the Optical Phased Array concept to scan the field of view and is essentially a scanning LiDAR sensor with no moving components, thus significantly enhancing the reliability of the automated driving system. Another benefit that the S3 sensor offers is that it is capable of using dynamic laser beam positioning to scan areas of interest on demand within the field of view on demand without the necessity of going through the entire field of view sequentially.
Steve Beringhause, chief technology officer and executive vice president, Performance Sensing, Auto, for Sensata Technologies, said that almost every car on the road currently is equipped with sensors and technology from Sensata, and the company is a leader in pressure and high temperature sensing. Sensata is now expediting investments in new technologies like LiDAR and vehicle health management.
Sensata is working with Quanergy on a solid-state, optical-phased array LiDAR sensor. These sensors offer plenty of scope for large scale adoption in automated cars thanks to their compactness, lack of moving parts and their reliability and strong performance.
Sensata also used the Frankfurt Motor Show to highlight its range of vehicle health management sensors.
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