The working area: Lane Assist, a proven technology based on iVCA

Before I wrote you about the level of expectation. Based on today’s experience a lot of customers aren’t satisfied about the today on the market presented iVCA solutions. But what if we focus on for example the automotive industry. Companies like Bosch or DENSO Products develop very advanced solutions which have an already proven state of succes. Isn’t it strange that a lot of us do not believe in iVCA solutions but that we do trust these solutions when they are filled out in our car? Why is it that we let steering our car by an iVCA integrated solution?

To give you an example of a proven technology in this part of market segment we will take you with us at a journey guided by the DENSO website:

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The lane keeping assist system detects lane markers on the road, and assists the driver’s steering to help keep the vehicle between lane markers. When the system detects the vehicle straying from its lane, it alerts the driver visually as well as with a buzzer, while applying a slight counter-steering torque, trying to prevent the vehicle from moving out of its lane.

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DENSO developed two key components for the system including:

  • Vision sensor, which detects shapes and positions of lane markers.
  • Steering assist electronic control unit (ECU), which calculates a target steering torque based on the data from the vision sensor, and then sends a steering torque signal to an electric power steering (EPS) ECU to control the EPS motor. The steering assist ECU further determines if it is necessary to alert the driver of the vehicle’s deviation from the lane with a buzzer and a display.

DENSO integrates the steering assist ECU with the vehicle distance ECU for the adaptive cruse control system and/or the pre-crash ECU for the pre-crash safety system.

For more information visit the DENSO website. Click here to visit them…

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