The capability of automotive electronics to enhance vehicular features as well as the commuters' experience makes it the prime area of research in automotive.
FREMONT, CA: With the automotive industry entering the market space, several other industries have an opportunity to benefit, alongside. For instance, software technology companies are making deep inroads into the automotive sector through features like connected cars adding on to the safety capabilities while also aiding in customer engagement. Growing customer expectations are further pushing the manufacturers to equip vehicles with greater intelligence and smart devices.
Currently, designers can utilize increasingly powerful software and hardware technologies to develop highly complex automotive solutions. Combined within a standards-defined framework like AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture), device manufacturers can mix and match automotive subsystems to achieve specific levels of performance, cost, and functionality. Here are some of the ways in which automotive electronics are transforming self-driven vehicles.
Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
ADAS aims at reducing the driver’s workload during the process of driving. Based on embedded vision technology, ADAS capability assists the drivers to park the vehicle appropriately. The technology also aids in protecting the vehicle against other vehicles, road obstacles, and pedestrians. Through its visual processing capabilities, ADAS-enabled systems provide object identification and tracking information.
Advanced Motor Control
An automotive vehicle is laced with dedicated motor-control systems apart from its primary motor features. The quest for achieving higher efficiency and control is driving the engineers to design sophisticated digital vector algorithms that can produce maximum torque with manageable acceleration and deceleration rates. Complex motor control capabilities also enable better flexibility to the vehicle in terms of vehicle controls.
Customer expectation for improved information and entertainment experience has led the automotive device manufacturers to come up with enhanced graphical add-ons. Increasingly automotive vehicles are being clubbed with touch screen display platforms latched on to the armrest, dash, seatbacks, and even mirrors. The touch features aim at providing the customers with smartphone-like experience while they are in the vehicle. Features like third-party app stores are also being used to provide the commuters with wider in-vehicle services.
Automotive electronics designs are concerned with both complexity and safety in the automotive vehicle design. The unique combination makes it an essential technology in the automotive vehicle landscape.