Automotive sensors monitor and control the chemical, physical and process changes of the automobiles. Sensors are used to minimize the fuel consumption, reduce onboard weight of vehicle and comply with government regulations towards the passenger’s safety. Automotive sensors detect, measure, and transmit the information, which helps in analyzing performance of the vehicles. These sensors utilize IC fabrication technology made on silicon wafers.
Key companies such as Google, Tesla motors and Apple are focused on the research and development of driverless cars, which would propel the market of automotive sensors. For instance, Google’s driverless car uses more than 8 different types of sensors namely image, proximity, LDS, bumper mounted radar, gyroscope and altimeters. Autonomous cars offer 10 times more safety.