Sensors

For Bosch, sensors make sense

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 20, 2015

To understand the future of the high-tech automobile, check out the $1.1 billion “clean plant” built here in 2010 by Robert Bosch GmbH. The plant produces pressure sensors, accelerometers and gyroscopes that feed data to the computer chips that control a vehicle's engine, stability control system, air bags and other key functions....
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Bosch sees automated driving assistance systems generating 1 billion euros in sales

July 13, 2015 14:15 CET

Bosch expects the rapid growth of automated driving assistance systems to earn the supplier 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in annual sales by 2016....
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Mercedes' new E class will offer automated driving at highway speeds

June 9, 2015 10:22 CET

Drivers of Mercedes' new E class will have to get used to a startling feeling: the steering wheel moving in their hands as it pilots highways and country roads by itself. The technology will be available as of about March next year, when the next-generation model goes on sale....
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SAE WORLD CONGRESS

Driverless cars and the big conundrum

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2015

If autonomous driving is Megatrend No. 1 in the global industry, the matter of how to handle the human interface may be Conundrum No. 1. It was a hot topic last week as auto executives debated the technology of driverless cars during SAE's annual world congress in Detroit, an event that attracted thousands of engineers....
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Demand skyrockets for collision-avoidance sensors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2014

Fully autonomous cars may be a decade away, but the sensors they'll need for collision avoidance -- radar, cameras, ultrasound and lidar -- have become a big business already....
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Sensor cuts self-driving car costs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014

You can't buy one yet, but the autonomous vehicle just got a little cheaper....
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Sensata to buy pressure-sensor maker Schrader in $1 billion deal

7:28 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2014

Sensata Technologies Holding NV plans to buy Schrader International Inc. from Madison Dearborn Partners LLC for an enterprise value of $1 billion to expand in sensors that warn against low tire pressure....
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Self-driving tech will make Volvos even safer, r&d boss says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2014

As self-driving cars become increasingly important, Volvo has unveiled an ambitious plan to position itself at the forefront of this cutting-edge technology....
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