According to a report published by the consulting firm McKinsey in January 2023, even if the road to autonomous driving is proving longer than the first visionaries expected, there is a consensus gathering around its potential to transform transportation and society as a whole. Today, most cars include basic advanced driver-assistance systems.
By 2030, the consultants forecast that the value of the hardware market to support autonomous driving, including domain control units, cameras, sensors, LiDAR, and radar, could be between USD 55 billion and USD 80 billion. The combination of all three of these technologies is seen as the way forward because each of these sensors works at a different distance.
“Many of these ideas are still in development,” says Dr. Runkel. “It is already clear that the car of the future will learn to see through a variety of smart sensors based on optical and radar technologies. Our solutions can support the industry in driving toward this goal and making mobility safer for everyone.”