Advanced sensing technology has a vital role to play in ensuring high levels of safety and comfort in autonomous driving and ADAS technology. Visitors to the ST booth will see demonstrations of an automotive image sensor with a global-shutter function for driver and passenger monitoring. This image sensor uses infrared light and removes external influences such as sunlight and streetlights, to detect in-cabin activity. As a result, it contributes to enabling new functions including monitors that can clearly display the drivers and passengers and identify the degree of driver concentration and passenger comfort.
The ST booth includes a zone devoted to automotive 32-bit microcontrollers at the heart of a range of ECUs. Here, comprehensive demonstrations combine interior touch displays, motor control, NFC onboard smart keys, mirrors equipped with cameras, and a FOTA unit with a domain controller and gateway.
Other ST automotive semiconductor solutions displayed at the show include ADAS systems, acceleration sensors enabling road-noise cancellation, power-management ICs, lighting ICs, secure microcontrollers, wireless charging solutions, EEPROM, and others.