Continental develops new automated driving technologies
At this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition, Continental will be showcasing two new automated driving technologies as examples of new safety systems.
A new long-range radar system for commercial vehicles which can even identify pedestrians who are partially obscured and initiates a braking maneuver in an emergency, and future head-up displays will make it unnecessary for drivers to take their eyes off the road to get important information.
The high-resolution long-range radar (Advanced Radar Sensor) distinguishes between static and moving objects – and with a sensor range of up to 250 m and a wide field of view, it can warn the driver about dangerous situations in good time and brake automatically if necessary.
This technology is a first for radar systems – is that the Advanced Radar Sensor not only detects vehicles, it even “sees” pedestrians. This goes a very long way towards preventing serious accidents in urban traffic, because the radar detects pedestrians who are partially obscured by a vehicle. Another major advantage of the sensor is its robustness, because it still detects objects reliably, even when visibility is poor due to fog, drizzle or dazzling sunlight.
Continental is one of the world’s first companies to develop a head-up display (HUD) for commercial vehicles. Supplementing conventional instrument clusters, the display provides the driver with greater safety and comfort by projecting a color image of important driving information into his field of vision.
The display options and the color schemes of HUDs are very varied and can be freely defined by the vehicle manufacturer. Depending on the available sources, the choices range from speed, navigation instructions and traffic sign warnings such as no passing zones and speed limits, to distance warnings, gas tank levels and the driving time remaining until the next break.
The driver gets all the important information exactly where he needs it – in his field of view; and he doesn’t have to take his eyes off the road, as is the case with a conventional instrument cluster.
Both technologies will be exhibited at Booth A06, Hall 17 of the IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition, from 22-29 of September.
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Source: Continental Automotive
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