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60 second interview with Will Tu from Sensor Magazine

Ahead of IS Auto Europe Will Tu, Asscoiate Editor from Sensor Magazine talked to us about vision system developments forming collaborations to drive forward the industry and the importance of IS Auto Europe

What do you see as the most significant changes coming up in vision systems development and their applications within automotive in the next 12-24 months?

  • Vision systems will shift completely from human vision to machine vision. This will support  surround view to evolve to include bird eye and object detection views enabling low speed valet parking to evolve
  • There will be a greater range on 8K cameras resolutions.
  • Stereo vision system may start to become more interesting with the combination of simple 2D radar they can support ECAP2020 and 2022 requirements without the need for Lidar or 4D radar

What sort of partnerships and collaborations do you think will be necessary to drive the industry forward?

  • The industry needs more openness and less secrecy. Collaboration is a must to move forward as the problem is that everyone wants to be first, but this is probably the biggest technical challenge since the race to the moon.
  • Market consolidation or M&A of start-ups into automotive Tier 1s and OEMs will re-invigorate the innovation cycle.  Lot of IP providers are innovating but they lack the ability to scale or incorporate FuSa, or monetize the technology.

What are you seeing as the biggest stumbling blocks in industry?

Realistic expectations.  There is too much hype on the potential for affordability of this new technology.  Consumer cars are not likely to offer this until 2030.  But buses, trucks and ride share, and ultra-luxury car segment can.

Why do you feel it’s important for people to attend IS Auto Europe 2018?

Collaboration and consolidation is key, and attending these events will allow the connections to enable the possibilities of market synergies.  It will not happen in a vacuum.