Visteon collaborates on 4D-radar-powered ADAS

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Visteon Corporation and Steradian Semiconductors, an India-based high-tech imaging radar specialist, are to collaborate on the production of enhanced advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for the global automotive market.

As part of a joint development agreement, Steradian will provide Visteon with access to its 4D image radar sensor hardware and perception software technology. Visteon will pair these with its DriveCore technology, which analyzes input from multiple sensors to understand the driving environment and determine the appropriate action to steer, brake and accelerate a vehicle.

“Our Level 2+ autonomous driving technology is built on a scalable, open architecture with state-of-the-art machine-learning algorithms,” said Srini Adiraju, senior director of autonomous driving at Visteon. “These technologies, along with imaging radars, will enable our platform to provide improved object detection and lead to safer driving experiences.”

By combining sensors and electronic processors, Steradian says that its 4D imaging radar can calculate the size, location, direction, speed and elevation of objects in all weather and environmental conditions, including fog, heavy rain and darkness.

“As an automotive electronics technology leader, we are excited to work with Visteon as they continuously push for the kinds of innovation that keep its automotive customers ahead of the curve,” said Ashish Lachhwani, chief of business development at Steradian. “Our joint development agreement will help support safe driving experiences and eventually lead to higher levels of autonomous driving.”

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