The automotive technology company Veoneer Inc. has launched its state-of-the-art suite of collision mitigation technology on the new fully electric Polestar 2.
Veoneer begins production of its advanced sensing technology and software enabling the Polestar 2 to become a leader in the next generation of car safety. The system allows the Polestar 2 to gather information and data about its surroundings and the trajectory of vehicles around it to assist drivers to avoid potentially hazardous situations.
Key components of the technology suite include Veoneer’s fourth-generation mono vision system, 77GHz front radar, and a state-of-the-art ADAS Electronic Control Unit (ECU). The Polestar 2 is the first vehicle to use the Zenuity sensor fusion software platform enabling features like object detection, lane keeping aid, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, and traffic assist.
Veoneer’s front 77 GHz radar unit and windshield-mounted mono vision camera keeps the Polestar 2’s eyes on the road to take preventative measures whenever something encroaches on its path ahead. Everything from disabled cars to pedestrians can be noticed by the Polestar 2, which then warns the driver (via a brake pulse, audio warning signal, and visual warning signal in the driver display) and then brakes automatically if needed. Automatic pre-braking, steering support, and incrementally tightening seatbelts also come into play, maximizing safety for the occupants.
Veoneer’s fourth-generation mono vision system is designed with a 100-degree field-of-view and 1.7 megapixel resolution to support ADAS features necessary to achieve 5-star ratings for Euro NCAP. The system is comprised of fully integrated hardware and algorithms using deep learning technologies that identify objects such as cars, road markings or road signs.
Veoneer’s newest generation of 77GHz radars have improved performance and provide reliable and accurate situational awareness of objects surrounding the vehicle, according to the company. The radar design has improved waveform and operates at extended ranges needed to achieve 5-star ratings for Euro NCAP. Veoneer’s ADAS ECU is the “ADAS brain” of the vehicle, which hosts a sophisticated software feature stack along with feature software from other sensors to interpret the situation around the vehicle, and trigger ADAS features such as emergency braking or cross traffic alert. Veoneer’s ADAS ECU is designed to be an open scalable hardware and software architecture that hosts algorithms.
“We are excited to start deliveries of Veoneer’s fourth-generation mono vision cameras, upgraded 77GHz radars, ADAS ECUs and industry-leading feature software on the all-new Polestar 2, allowing drivers to interact with the Polestar and its surroundings in an advanced new way,” said Jan Carlson, Veoneer chairman, president and CEO. “Veoneer is proud to bring new levels of safety and convenience to car drivers and occupants across the globe and the Polestar 2 is the first vehicle equipped with these advanced systems.”