A New Ecosystem: Smarter and Connected Vehicles and Automotive IoT

A New Ecosystem: Smarter and Connected Vehicles and Automotive IoT

The automotive industry is under pressure to provide new and improved vehicle safety systems, ranging from basic airbag deployment systems to extremely complex advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) with accident prediction and avoidance capabilities. ADAS is paving the way toward the autonomous car with some predictions that we’re less than 5 years away. Our cars are one of the largest nodes for the Internet of Things (IoT). As a result, automotive applications continue to demand more sensing functions.

Another MEMS sensor automotive safety application is the innovative tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). For effective TPMS performance, requirements include having the smallest most integrated package solution, best pressure accuracy and high pressure ranges for heavy duty trucks and construction vehicles as well as lower pressure ranges for vehicles and light trucks. As TPMS is used to gather essential information, process and share it, improved safety, fuel efficiency and control of the self-driven vehicle are expected.

Automotive safety technologies continue to improve, with the goal of making zero fatalities a reality. As the number one supplier of sensors for airbags and a leader in many other global automotive semiconductor segments, Freescale is working with manufacturers and technology partners to conduct real change for the future of automotive. This presentation will provide many examples of how MEMS technologies are being designed to enable automotive sensor applications.