Sensors: The Car's Almost-Perfect Eyes.  Ross Jatou, GM, Onsemi's Intelligent Sensing Group

Driving with Dunne

Apr 6 2023 • 40 mins

Most modern cars come with adaptive front lighting, park assist, surround-view and rear view cameras, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and collision avoidance. But how do these magical powers work? These systems use image sensors that continuously sample the vehicle’s operating environment. A machine vision processor in the system controller analyzes the data and determines what actions the car should take. Yes, we humans are still behind the wheel but the car is doing a lot of the work for us. That is where Scottsdale Arizona-based onsemi comes in - designing, engineering, manufacturing, testing and packaging smart sensors. Billions of them, every year. How smart are the sensors? How reliable? And how safe from cyber attacks. Ross Jatou, GM at Onsemi's Intelligent Sensing Group walks us through today's tech promises and realities.