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All-round view with radar

Sensors are essential in the automotive industry in order to improve road traffic safety. The useful technology prevents accidents through warning signals and enables the use of automated safety functions. Only with complex sensors is it possible for vehicles to perceive the environment reliably. Radar is one of the key technologies here.

Bundled competence for driver assistance systems

In order to hold one’s ground as a medium-sized company among OEMs and large companies, it is important to maintain a good business network. In this respect, InnoSenT and HELLA form an ideally complementary, strategic partnership. It enables the two companies to jointly drive forward technological progress in the automotive market. Their vision: partially automated and fully autonomous driving functions for every vehicle class.

Over many years of collaboration, numerous innovative solutions have been developed that cars would be inconceivable doing away with any more. Currently, the business partners are working together on the fifth generation of radar systems. They impress with high resolution and bandwidths as well as complex signal processing for fast, detailed, and more precise recording of the driving environment.

A radar solution for every area – sensor technology from InnoSenT for more safety and comfort in automobiles!

360° radar detection

For 360° detection, individual sensors positioned at various positions on the vehicle work together. Their angle of vision and range are perfectly aligned with the areas to be monitored. The combination of eight integrated radar systems ensures a reliable all-round view.

24/77 GHz rear view

Integrated in the rear of the vehicle, radar systems with 24 and 77 GHz frequency monitor approaching vehicles. The driver primarily focuses on the road traffic in front of them. Only by quickly glancing in the rear-view or side mirrors and looking over their shoulder can they determine whether they can pass another vehicle. But often a brief moment of inattention or an unfavourable position (blind spot) is enough to cause risky situations. The radar systems installed in the rear of the vehicle give early warning of nearing vehicles via a visual or audible signal. They are used in lane change assistants and help protect passengers in the event of a rear-end collision or when they open the doors.

24/77 GHz front view

Radar sensors are also installed in the front and work as driver assistance systems, giving the driver the help of a second pair of eyes. For this purpose, the sensors continuously gather data on the traffic ahead. Precise distance and speed measurement play a major role here. Radar detects even far-away vehicles to determine whether the statutory minimum distance for accident prevention is being observed. Thanks to the intelligent collision warning systems and automatic adjustment functions, the distance always remains in the green range. They inform the driver of the danger of collision and warn them to be cautious.

77/79 GHz surround view

The 360° near-range detection utilises sensors in the 77/79 GHz frequency range. The technology shines not only at a distance but also does an excellent job recording the car’s immediate vicinity thanks its high resolution. These systems for the near range support the driver through the all-round monitoring of stationary and moving objects. In unclear situations or with blind spots, the technology provides us with additional safety. Radar-based assistance systems are a great help that drivers can rely on. Already today, they are indispensable for innovative valet parking and safely exiting the car. Near-range detection is also well-suited for active safety solutions.

Innovative radar technology in use

The InnoSenT radar systems offer maximum performance at cost-effective prices. Equipped with the most advanced radar technology, the company manufactures its products with the highest-possible quality and in line with automotive standard IATF 16949 in order to ensure its reliability. The sensors can be easily installed behind the plastic bumpers of the car so that they are invisible from the outside.

Sights on radar technology

The radar sensors from InnoSenT are always highly effective. They offer excellent performance regardless of external influences such as weather, dirt, temperatures, or lighting conditions.

Radar is an anonymous measuring and locating technology that detects the environment through electromagnetic waves. The technology is ideal for determining speeds, positions, and distances. Due to their physical properties, vehicles optimally reflect the signals transmitted by radar antennas and thus can be detected with particular ease.

The increase in traffic density, the desire for safe transport, and mobility trends such as autonomous driving are placing ever greater demands on driver assistance systems. In fractions of seconds, such a system must trigger safety measures such as emergency braking – and sometimes completely without the driver’s intervention. Conventional driver assistance systems with radar technology inform and warn the person behind the wheel about dangerous situations. More advanced systems automatically intervene in steering the vehicle and are the forerunners in fully automated transport.

InnoSenT’s innovative technology anticipates better and reacts faster than a person is capable of being. The products boast a high bandwidth and a very high radar resolution in order to precisely locate and differentiate between multiple objects. The detailed environmental detection generates extensive data volumes that are then evaluated and processed by the systems using intelligent algorithms.

As experts in the field of automotive radar technology, InnoSenT is always a step ahead of the competition and utilises findings from research & development for innovative customer solutions. At present, InnoSenT is actively working on optimising signal processing, facilitating the combination with other technologies, and increasing radar resolution.