The field of solutions for automotive Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is rapidly growing. Autonomous emergency-braking systems and forward-collision warning systems will soon be mandatory in the United States and Europe. The list of ADAS features is extensive and includes driver monitoring systems (DMS) to monitor a driver’s attention level, autonomous driving, adaptive front lighting control, automatic parking, traffic sign recognition and more.
New ADAS technologies have the potential to improve driver safety and comfort, and even more importantly, to reduce automobile accidents and casualties. However, the adoption of ADAS technologies introduces new issues for automotive design especially in electronic solution size, safety, and reliability. This design guide reviews the megatrends underlying ADAS and its associated technological challenges. It then examines new solutions to address these challenges in power management through several case studies. Read full article.