automotive supplier Continental will soon launch production of short range
radar sensors for advanced driver assistance systems at its plant in Seguin,
Texas (United States), according to a press statement from the company.
our manufacturing capacity takes us a step closer to our American customers. In
the market for the market is a keystone of our strategy,” said Karlheinz Haupt,
head of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) business unit of
Continental’s Chassis & Safety Division. A single line will handle
production initially, but additional lines are in preparation to satisfy the
demand of OEMs manufacturing in the U.S.
plan to produce some three million short range radar sensors in Seguin in 2016.
The numbers say something about how rapidly demand is rising for short range
radar functions like Blind Spot Detection or parking assistant systems.
Legislation is a driving force but also our customers’ desire for increased
safety and comfort is providing a major impetus,” Haupt remarked.
has experienced rapid growth in the business with sensor technologies like
camera, lidar and radar. Since production began in 1999, Continental has turned
out more than 10 million sensors, 4.5 million last year alone.
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