Top Applications Of Ultrasonic Sensor Data

Rachel Smith, Applied Technology Review | Monday, May 23, 2022

Ultrasonic sensors are helpful in conjunction with other vehicle sensors like radar, cameras, and lidar to provide a complete image of a vehicle's immediate surroundings.

Fremont, CA: Ultrasonic sensors employ high-frequency sound waves to determine the distance between objects nearby, similar to how bats use echolocation.

Ultrasonic sensors are helpful in conjunction with other vehicle sensors like radar, cameras, and lidar to provide a complete image of a vehicle's immediate surroundings. While ultrasonic sensors need close contact and modest speeds, they benefit from being utilized properly in low-visibility settings such as bad weather and gloomy places.

Ultrasonic Data Applications

While ultrasonic sensors have got used to assist drivers in parking properly for years, the data they provide is just now being utilized. This data, gathered from millions of automobiles, is a critical component of the automotive Internet of Things.

Urban Parking Solutions

Parking apps use aggregate data from connected vehicles, and ultrasonic data is an important part of such data. Sensors, which are currently widely used in connected cars, eliminate the need for expensive infrastructure to determine parking availability. Connected vehicles' ultrasonic sensors detect open parking places in their near surroundings. Such parking information is combined with information from millions of automobiles to generate a comprehensive and accurate picture of available parking spaces. Such data, along with other information from connected automobiles, such as position data, is used by mobile parking apps to direct drivers to the next available parking place.

Autonomous Vehicles

Ultrasonic sensors, for example, are used in autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. While the car's ultrasonic sensors can identify situations in its immediate area, the technology that autonomous cars rely on relies on large data. As a result, ultrasonic sensor data from millions of linked vehicles is necessary to create AV algorithms. When combined with additional characteristics like weather and danger data, crowdsourced ultrasonic vehicle data provides benchmarking for several situations, locations, and scenarios.

V2X

Vehicles can recognize and send road hazard alerts thanks to V2X technology, which uses ultrasonic sensor data. For example, in low-visibility situations, ultrasonic sensors can detect if a vehicle is too close to another vehicle (V2V) or a pedestrian (V2P). Data from ultrasonic sensors in connected automobiles may get analyzed to get insights into V2X technology and improve road safety.

 

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