Tom Wilson, ADAS Product Line Manager at NXP Semiconductors, presents the "Sensing Technologies for the Autonomous Vehicle" tutorial at the May 2016 Embedded Vision Summit.
Autonomous vehicles will necessarily utilize a range of sensing technologies to see and react to their surroundings. We are witnessing dramatic advances not just for embedded vision, but also in complementary technologies like radar and LiDAR. Each of these sensing technologies provides unique capabilities for giving a vehicle a complete view of its surroundings. This presentation compares vision-based sensing with complementary sensing technologies, explores key trends in sensors for autonomous vehicles, and analyses challenges and opportunities in fusing the output of multiple sensor technologies to enable robust perception and mapping for autonomous vehicles.