Microwave Journal

ADAS, A Rebirth for the Automotive Industry

May 11, 2020

At Yole Développement, analysts estimate, the global market for radars, cameras, LiDARs and computing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) should reach US$8.7 billion in 2020. Almost half of this market revenue will be generated by radars with US$3.8 billion, followed by cameras with US$3.5 billion. LiDARs will not be significant, accounting for US$0.04 billion and computing ADAS will generate US$1.4 billion.

In this context, the market research and strategy consulting company Yole releases the Sensing and Computing for ADAS vehicle 2020 report. Under this new report, Yole’s experts have been investigating the industry in order to describe and provide market data on key sensors: camera, LiDAR and radar, including revenue forecast and volume shipments for each sensor type, market shares, with detailed breakdown by player and application focus of each sensor. This report points out an in-depth understanding of the main sensors value chains, infrastructure and players. It also presents key technical insights and analysis regarding future technology trends and challenges and offers a deep understanding of how these sensors work together in a car.

Many questions are asked. Which strategy will be used to restart the industry after the COVID-19 crisis? Who are the sensor players and how they are related? What is the supply chain of these sensors? Yole’s analysts sheds light on the Sensing and Computing for ADAS vehicles sector.

Technology and Market Analyst, RF Devices and Technology from Yole, Cédric Malaquin, comments, “Audi and Tesla, have both initiated this trend using a combination of radars, cameras and a LiDAR in Audi’s case. To fuse the data generated, Audi and Aptiv developed a domain controller, the zFAS, for front sensors. Tesla goes one step further in the development of domain controllers with its Autopilot hardware. Autopilot is much more complex and has more functionality, with the ability to perform frequent OTA software updates.”