According to news on May 3 from IT Home, Dutch computer chip manufacturer NXP Semiconductors recently announced that Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer NIO will adopt its 4D imaging radar solution, which is a technology far beyond traditional radar and can operate at high speeds. In highways and complex urban scenes, it can detect various objects with a distance of up to 300 meters, bringing users higher road safety and driving comfort.
4D imaging radar is an extended millimeter-wave technology that provides the ability to accurately measure height, which can effectively complement the advantages of visual sensors and improve the ability to identify stationary and hidden targets in key scenarios.
It can not only measure the distance and speed of the object, but also the direction, angle of arrival and height of the object. These subdivided point clouds can enhance environment mapping and scene understanding, enabling object detection and classification beyond the field of view of the human eye, while measuring the velocity of objects in nearly all weather and lighting conditions.
According to NXP, 4D imaging radar solutions will enable a significant improvement in the performance of front-facing radars in today’s vehicles. As part of NXP’s full range of radar products, they provide seamless performance scalability and software and hardware design re-use, supporting L2+ level and beyond autonomous driving services. Comprising a radar processor and transceiver chipset, the solution provides efficient advanced radar processing and high-performance radio frequency technology.
“Together with NXP, we will be able to take the next step in enhancing the driving experience,” said Kevin Pan, Assistant Vice President of Supply Chain Development at NIO.”
IT Home noticed that in addition to cooperating with NXP, NIO Capital also invested in China’s local 4D imaging radar manufacturer SINPRO last month. The A round of financing was led by NIO Capital and Xiaomi’s investment fund.