Continental: Sensors of surrounding cars

Mar 30, 2022 - 20:15
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Continental: Sensors of surrounding cars

The newly created technology could be spotted around the corner thanks to the usage of information from the sensors and cameras of the surrounding cars.

Sufficient information about what is going on around the car is a necessary requirement for developing a sophisticated and dependable autonomous control system. As a result, autonomous vehicles are outfitted with a plethora of cameras, sensors, and sensors to assist them in orienting themselves and driving safely. Continental, on the other hand, came up with an intriguing modification.

In addition to its own automobile sensors, the Collective Perception system might make use of data from sensors and cameras in neighboring vehicles. However, the system may also be able to interact with data and photos from road infrastructure, such as traffic cameras.

The company has apparently been working on this technology for two years, although it is unclear when it will be ready for usage on public roadways. However, the company believes that connected vehicle technology might assist protect non-driving pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.

"It allows one car to use its sensors to discover a vulnerable traffic participant, give data to another vehicle, and have it calculated if it gets in its path," Continental's senior manager for connected vehicle development and V2X communications, Robert Gee, told Auto News in an interview.

While acknowledging that reading/understanding camera and radar data between different cars can be difficult, Gee pointed out that Continental has equipment capable of sending information between vehicles.

Furthermore, the company is already collaborating with five German and two American automakers to evaluate the system's basic capabilities.

Furthermore, Continental is reportedly planning to introduce the Collective Perception system within a year of the government's officially stated V2I communication standards, the Vehicle to Infrastructure.

When attempting to use components from multiple manufacturers and suppliers, it is critical that all components work to a common standard, as Gee was supposed to add.