Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for safer and more convenient driving
Increasing safety requirements are making detection-related technologies and driver assistance more important, now and in the transition to fully autonomous vehicles. Faurecia Clarion Electronics provides a range of advanced driver assistance systems focused on making driving and maneuvering easier and less stressful for drivers, as well as enhancing passenger, vehicle and road safety.
The vision technologies and onboard intelligence of our systems are fundamental technology bricks on the road to full autonomous driving. They enable us to explore affordable ways to integrate ADAS functionalities beyond premium vehicle categories and extend these to future autonomous driving situations.
E-mirror and surround view systems for better driver vision and safety
We have installed over 10 million surround view camera-based systems that help people better visualize road features and detect obstacles when parking, reversing or maneuvering. Our advanced software expertise ensures real time video processing to create a complete view of the driving environment via 360°, birds-eye and 3D displays in the cockpit.
Combining state-of-the-art cameras with other sensing technologies such as e-mirror or ultrasonic sensors, we enhance convenience and security in all weather conditions, whether combating glare or complex light conditions in daytime or improving visibility for night driving. We also offer dedicated solutions to assist drivers when maneuvering or parking with trailers. The different detection technologies behind our systems enables us to alert drivers to obstacles or risk factors – from blind spot and lane keeping to moving object detection.
Additional technologies in the cockpit can also contribute to driving safety. Our e-mirror range provides a dynamic view and alerts about the surrounding environment. By replacing the traditional exterior wing mirror with a compact, intelligent and lightweight sensor, it not only ensures safer driving conditions, but also contributes to reduced fuel consumption through better aerodynamics.
Automated and autonomous driving applications depend on having always-clear vision from the vehicle’s sensing technologies. Building on dirt sensing systems integrated in more than 1m vehicles, Faurecia Clarion continues to evolve cleaning solutions that detect dirt and ensure the clear operation of cameras and LIDAR sensors in harsh environmental conditions.
Automated and autonomous parking systems for increased convenience
We provide a scalable range of assisted parking solutions to aid drivers in low speed maneuvers for perpendicular, parallel, front or reverse parking, as well as with trailers. With the driver still onboard or controlling the vehicle remotely, these harness the power of our image processing, data fusion from cameras and ultrasonic sensors as well as vehicle control algorithms to detect spaces, lines, obstacles or moving objects and operate the vehicle’s steering, accelerating and braking.
Our high precision automatic parking solution was launched in the Nissan Leaf in 2017. Visualization and vehicle control expertise allows us to go further, with autonomous pick-up and valet parking solutions. These draw on all available data from cameras, ultrasound and radar sensors like LIDAR that locate and dynamically map the surrounding environment so the vehicle can detect and react to obstacles, safely routing via multiple paths to its destination.
For our Autonomous Pick-up, the user summons the vehicle via a smartphone app. The driverless vehicle uses the map generated while parking to recalculate its route, and monitor the environment to avoid obstacles on its return back to the driver. It is designed to improve convenience and safety, for example in busy areas like supermarket car parks where individuals may be managing shopping trolleys, bags and young children.
The next step for this technology is an autonomous valet parking solution where a vehicle uses its dynamic mapping and communication with infrastructure capabilities to find its own way to a parking location. It fuses data from the different onboard sensing technologies to handle all the complexities of maneuvering and parking. It can then be summoned remotely to navigate to pick up the driver.