Image sensors, which convert light into electric signals, are also one of the core automotive semiconductor technologies that guarantee our safety in the autonomous vehicle age. These image sensors are mounted on the front, rear, and sides of autonomous vehicles to function as their ‘eyes.’ Working in coordination with ADAS systems, they help keep the vehicle from colliding with outside obstacles.
Samsung launched the brand ISOCELL Auto for automotive image sensors in October 2018 in anticipation of the next-generation mobility era. ISOCELL Auto image sensors are based in small part on smart phone image sensor technology. ISOCELL technology minimizes interpixel interference and allows high-quality images to be created using small pixel size. This improves visibility of the road and the ever-changing environment around a vehicle, and allows objects and obstacles to be recognized more precisely. For example, even in situations involving sudden changes in brightness, such as when the vehicle emerges from a tunnel, ISOCELL sensors maintain their focus and help to prevent potential accidents.
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