Self-driving vehicle ecosystems solutions specialist Wideye (by the AGC Group) will be exhibiting 360° FOV and ADAS sensor integrations at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on January 5-8, 2023.
The company will debut its new glass innovations for the efficient, reliable and aesthetic integration of optical sensors for ADAS and AV applications. At its booth, Wideye will present five prototypes which show how sensors can be mounted in multiple positions on a vehicle.
For the safety of drivers and users of autonomous and self-driving cars, a 360° field of view is viewed as crucial. To address this, Wideye is developing different mounting architectures for sensors.
In 2016, the first location Wideye worked with was locating sensors behind the windshield as the company viewed this as the best location for onboard integration. For this position, Wideye will exhibit the functional co-integration of lidar with three cameras, to increase the vehicle’s FOV and to enhance range detection.
For roof-mounted positions, the company will show how it has successfully integrated a lidar unit by encapsulating it in an all-glass roof, delivering a compromise between performance and design aesthetics.
A range of other sensor locations and architectures will also be presented by Wideye, including B-Pillar-mounted sensors, fender-positioned sensors and lidar systems mounted behind high-quality glass situated in a vehicle’s front grille or bumper.
“This confirms Wideye’s strategic and international path as a pioneering premium brand for optical glass sensor integration,” explained Quentin Fraselle, CEO, Wideye. “Looking beyond the ambitious vision that drives our business, we are proud that industrialization is now underway, with the manufacturing division growing and the first production lines coming on stream and receiving customer validation. All this clearly demonstrates Wideye’s ability to provide and deliver global leadership.”