Modern cars already feature a range of sophisticated systems, but the self-driving cars of the future will also have auditory capabilities.
The PIR Click board, from Mikroe, is a pyroelectric sensor supporting human presence detection. The product is equipped with an onboard PL-N823-01 pyroelectric proximity infrared (PIR) sensor from KEMET Electronics, which enables human detection through glass or resin.
Texas Instruments' AWR1843 is an integrated single-chip frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) radar sensor capable of operation in the 76–81 GHz mmW spectrum.
Molex Contrinex inductive and photoelectric sensors are robust, self-contained sensors with an integrated IO-Link in a compact housing. Part of Molex's range of Industry 4.0 solutions, the miniature sensors feature a large sensing range and are suitable for limited-space applications and challenging environments.
The TSL2740, from ams, combines an ambient light sensor (ALS) and a proximity light-to-digital sensor that approximates the human eye response to light intensity under varying lighting conditions.
The Volvo 7900 Electric bus features light detection and ranging sensors, stereo-vision cameras that capture images in 3D and a global navigation satellite system.
A newly developed sensor can be taught different scents, sniffing out potential hazards — such as smouldering cables or spoilt food — earlier than a human being.
Voice recognition technology has changed the way we complete many daily tasks — from shopping to getting weather updates. Could it do the same for manufacturing?
The VL53L1X time-of-flight sensor from STMicroelectronics extends the detection range of the company's FlightSense technology to four metres. With low power consumption and fast ranging performance, the VL53L1X is suitable for mobile robotics for wall following, cliff detection, collision avoidance and hover/landing assistance for drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
Acconeer's A1 SRD radar sensors enable mm accuracy with low power consumption. The sensor is based on PCR (Pulsed Coherent Radar) technology, which has high-range resolution while only consuming microwatts of power.
HERE Technologies has announced its safety services suite for intelligent vehicles, as well as its work to develop a telematics solution for autonomous vehicles.
The Allen-Bradley Bulletin 871FM miniature, metal, flat-pack, inductive proximity sensors from Rockwell Automation are rugged, smart sensors built for harsh environments.
Leuze electronic has introduced the latest member of its Global Beam family with the compact sensors of the 15 series in an IP67 housing. The series is suitable for the detection of objects in industrial environments.
The RFD77402 Simblee Internet of Things (IoT) 3D time-of-flight (ToF) sensor module, from RF Digital, integrates an embedded light sensor, vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) driver, microcontroller and onboard memory to provide distance mapping and 3D imaging technology.
The VL53L1 laser-ranging sensor benefits from silicon- and module-level architectures, adding optical lenses to the module.