Autoliv at CES 2017


Extra Pair of Eyes Support Real Life Safety for the Increased Road Traffic

Autoliv is the leading automotive machine vision supplier, providing monocular, stereo and night vision systems solutions that support a range from 5-star solution for global vehicle safety rating to highly automated driving capability.

Autoliv’s vision algorithms are developed in-house and support adoptable and scalable vision systems solutions in the day or at night. With Mono Vision there is more safety for the driver and vulnerable road users. Even if the driver is distracted, the car will be there to avoid the crash. Stereo Vision can detect classified objects (pedestrians, cars, trucks), lane markings, traffic signs and road edges. Night Vision sees objects in darkness – through smoke, fog and in challenging lighting conditions.  Based on Far Infrared technology, our sensors are not impacted by light and can clearly see beyond blinding headlight and sunlight glare. Additionally, Animal Detection and Dynamic Spotlight are part of this revolutionary safety system.

The 3rd generation monocular camera is debuting in 2018 with a German carmaker and supports their ability to meet the ever increasing standards of the global 5-star safety programs.The 4th generation monocular and stereo solutions are being prepared for 2020 model year timing in an awarded serial development project.The 4th generation features novel algorithmic approaches also has market leading packaging attributes, shrinking the design by more than 30% over prior generations. 

Features and raw detection data are combined to support higher levels of driving automation, supporting centralized decision making as well as digital map creation. Through a fusion of Autoliv’s vision systems, Roadscape electronic horizon, ADAS ECU, radar and night vision technologies, the future of highly automated driving is within reach supporting real life safety for the increasing road traffic.

Autoliv Shows Advanced Positioning and ADAS Horizon Sensors in the Automotive Market

Autoliv, the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, is proud to announce the release of its 6th generation location and positioning module at the 2017 CES.

Accurate and reliable positioning and localization are critical for today’s vehicles containing advanced driver assistance (ADAS) and Active Safety systems, and even more essential for tomorrow’s transportation revolution in Autonomous Driving. “We developed these products to compete with embedded solutions by focusing on full installed cost, flexibility of packaging, BUS architecture compatibility, functional safety and the evolving need for lane level positioning for the future,” says Scott Nist, Product Director GPS/Horizon/V2V at Autoliv.

RoadScape GNSS Module

With a legacy of 20 million location and positioning modules shipped to vehicles in all global markets this new extremely cost-effective and scalable positioning module sets the stage for future positioning and Horizon needs. Autoliv brings the full suite of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to the market with a new RoadScape GNSS Module supporting systems in North America, Europe, Russia, China, and Japan. “This latest hardware release containing advanced, proprietary software represents the most advanced positioning sensor in the automotive market,” comments Scott Nist. The GNSS Module will begin production in 2017 and engineering samples are available upon request.

ADAS Horizon

Having enhanced GNSS positioning coupled with context of the environment of the road in the form of digital map data (e.g. road signs, curves, hills, tunnels, etc) greatly improves the performance of the line-of-sight sensors used in advanced driver assistance systems. Architectures containing ‘contextually aware’ sensors provide essential value to Active Safety and Autonomous Driving applications yielding safer and more robust feature solutions. Autoliv’s RoadScape Horizon modules and evaluation kits serve to provide a compact yet powerful industry-compliant solution delivering superior GNSS positioning as well as the relevant road attributes from a specially designed efficient digital ADAS map. “We design our RoadScape products to align with our customer’s future architecture needs. Our GNSS and Horizon modules have common footprints and interconnects to allow for Low, Mid, and High platform global deployments. As future automotive digital mapping and cloud data services evolve, our RoadScape Position, Horizon, and mapping platforms will be ready.” ADAS Horizon software will be available in 2017 and ASIL-B Horizon modules will be ready for production in 2019.

Imagine Imaging Radars

Autoliv is one of the leading automotive radar system suppliers, with about seven million sensors delivered in 2016, providing high-resolution radar systems for the ever-increasing standards of the global 5-star NCAP car safety programs and supporting highly automated driving capability.

The 77 GHz radar family is being extended from the corner radars currently in production to forward-looking and highly innovative satellite radars, enabling radar based object detections all around the car.

“With the highest distance resolution 77GHz radar in production today, Autoliv also has a leading design for future distributed radar architectures, that support better accuracy in separating objects close to each other, seamless tracking of objects around the car,” says Dr Alan Jenkins, Director of Radar Technology at Autoliv.

Historically, Autoliv was the first and only supplier to deploy radar based parking in a serial application project using only radar sensors, and is developing an efficient solution that combines safety features and comfort features in a scalable architecture.

In the 2017 model, one premium OEM utilizes the first radar based non-reversible safety measure for critical side impact scenarios that triggers before the actual impact, enabled by Autoliv’s high performance front corner radar products. By rapidly inflating the front-seat bolster, it can move you further from an intrusion and help reduce the forces of impact, saving lives and severe injuries.

Source: PR Newswire