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2019 ADAS sensor conference observations and summary

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Wide scale deployment of high precision GNSS need to involve strategies to improve localization and convergence time

The ADAS Sensor Conference 2019 provided numerous insights into the current state of the industry and technology from both financial and technical perspectives. The combination of sensors continues to be the trend with most still favoring the combination of radar, image and lidar. However thermal was mentioned especially for applications that differentiate humans and animals from objects. Far infrared (microbolometers) sensors got some attention for expanding their applications beyond traditional night vision. Beyond radar, image and lidar sensors, high precision IMUs and GNSS can be added to the sensor suite and allow for more accurate placement of the car on HD maps. However wide scale deployment of high precision GNSS need to involve strategies to improve localization and convergence time. Analog Devices presented the interesting possibility of using ground penetrating radar to look under the vehicle at infrastructure as another means to locate its position with increase precision.

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