With the push towards self-driving (autonomous) vehicles accelerating, some research suggests owning a self-driving car will be the norm by 2050. Autonomous driving is expected to increase passenger and road safety, while reducing total cost of ownership and impact on the environment.
But to make crucial decisions on the road that ensure passenger safety and comfort, autonomous vehicles heavily depend on sensors, actuators, and processors. These manage sub-systems, power consumption, fuel efficiency, thermal dissipation and more.
Kendrion offers many solutions that support the evolution of autonomous driving. Our smart valve block for sensor cleaning with integrated electronics is a great example. By distributing cleaning fluid to all relevant systems, it keeps the vehicle on the move, in all weather conditions.