The accelerating convergence and co-integration of lighting, vision, driver-assistance and other safety systems in the automobile presents the entire industry with challenges on a never-before-seen scale. The size and complexity of this co-integration requires new approaches, tools, and talent for successful development, testing, and homologation. The ever-increasing synergy of lighting and ADAS (Advanced Driving Assistance Systems) will be just one part of the more daunting automotive “mega- architecture” required for autonomobiles (cars equipped for partly or fully autonomous driving).
In this report about ADAS and lighting technologies, DVN has deliberately only touched on a fraction of the unparalleled present and forthcoming challenges now faced by the automotive Lighting and ADAS community. After having described the current state of art and the need for an integrated systems approach for car-embedded hardware and software, this report defines the various ADAS functions available on premium car segments and briefly traces their history.
In a second chapter, the two main categories—AFS (Advanced Front-lighting Systems) with their five features and Adaptive Lighting Systems with their four functions are described followed by the panel of the different global players analysed.
Sensors are the subject of the third chapter with their related image and information processing needs.
Finally the last chapter predicts the outlook of combined Lighting and ADAS systems could be in the next future and enumerates the main challenges the automobile industry is facing in this context.