Since October 2018, four researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in the USA have worked together with Bridgestone to develop a means for vehicles to automatically measure tyre wear. The result of this collaboration is Osprey, a mmWave sensing system that reportedly can provide accurate measurements of tyre wear in real-time.
Hella and ZF are entering into a strategic partnership. Both automotive suppliers will benefit from this cooperation on sensor technology, particularly for front camera systems, imaging and radar systems. ZF will further strengthen its portfolio as a systems supplier, which offers both modern assistance systems and autonomous driving functions and Hella will drive technological development and benefits from a broader market access with its leading technologies. The first joint development project in camera technology will start immediately, with the objective of a market launch in 2020.
To meet the growing demand of Asian vehicle manufacturers for surrounding sensors, production of short-range radar sensors was launched in Calamba in the Philippines towards the end of 2015. Short-range radar sensors perform functions like Blind Spot Detection, Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross Traffic Assist. Driving forces include legal requirements, but the customers’ demands for more safety and comfort are also of key importance. Additionally, the production of the Multi Function Camera with Lidar will be launched in autumn this year. The plan is to produce over ten million short range radar sensors and one million camera systems in Calamba in the future.
Vredestein is once again exhibiting at Top Marques, Monaco. And, according to the company, this year will shine the spotlight on its unique partnerships with Giugiaro and Hamann, as well as its premium styling products.
Top Marques will take place from 17 to 20 April in the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo and Vredestein will showcase its unique partnership with the Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro. The company has developed custom-made tyres with an exceptional sidewall design for the exclusive Giugiaro Parcour car.