Source: Continental announcement

LINDAU, Germany — Continental is presenting an innovative sensor solution for commercial vehicles (CVs) at this year’s IAA TRANSPORTATION in Hanover (Sept. 20 to 25).

The multi-sensor system, also known as the Continental Sensor Array, can be mounted above the windshield on the vehicle.

Continental is thus presenting a compact, integrated solution for the growing number of intelligent and automated driving systems in commercial vehicles. Furthermore, higher levels of automation such as L4 require a larger number of different sensors that can be installed intelligently, quickly, and safely.

In the comprehensive solution, all integrated sensors – lidar, radar, cameras – for adaptive cruise control, emergency braking and blind spot assist as well as automated driving functions are pre-calibrated and coordinated with each other.

This significantly simplifies the installation of many sensors, their integration into the vehicle architecture and the complex process of calibration. In addition, the effort for maintenance and thus the downtimes of vehicles are reduced. Continental is thus helping to make commercial vehicles and logistics companies fit for the mobility of tomorrow.

Compact, modular multi-sensor solution for safe driving with commercial vehicles

The market for automated driving is growing substantially – commercial vehicles play a key role in this. Especially on long distances between logistics centers – from “hub to hub” – innovative assistance systems are already contributing to significantly increased safety and will continue to revolutionize the transport business, right up to autonomous trucks on the motorways.

Sensors, software, and intelligent connectivity concepts are the basis for this. As a leading system expert in radar, lidar and camera solutions for assisted and automated driving, Continental sees the intelligent combination of these different technologies as a decisive added value in terms of safety.

“With the Continental Sensor Array, we are demonstrating a tailor-made system solution approach for commercial vehicles,” said Claudia Fründt, Head of Market Trucks Autonomous Mobility Business Area at Continental. “We see great potential in automated and ultimately autonomous driving in the commercial vehicle sector, especially in view of the high number of downtimes. Highly complex sensor systems are necessary for essential, holistic environment perception. Our solution offers uncomplicated assembly and calibration of multiple sensor systems in a single, compact module.”

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