Thanks to NXP’s radar chip, radar sensors can be cheaper and smaller. The radar chip is the heart of the radar sensors. These are applied in active safety functions like adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring. The radar sensor emits radio waves that bounce off of objects like pedestrians, other cars or guardrails. The radar then calculates the position of these objects, warns the driver of possible collisions, or even intervenes itself.

Radar’s power lies in its ability to function at night and in all weather conditions (mist, snow, rain), and the speed with which it can measure objects. This solution from NXP Semiconductors anticipates the ever growing use of sensors in cars to ensure safety.