Major automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are developing vehicles with ever-increasing autonomy from human operators. The transition from Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Level 1 driver assistance platforms to Level 2 partial automation for parking and lane assistance will start to appear this year.
Hardware and software designers of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) need to be ready for this transition.
The evolution of today’s parking assist technology (based on ultrasonic and camera sensors) to a more effective and cost-efficient automated parking system will benefit significantly from the addition of TI millimetre-wave (mmWave) radar sensors.
To appreciate what is involved with the transition from a purely ultrasonic solution to a combined mmWave radar platform, let’s first review the basics of each technology.
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