The central computer is considered the brain of the vehicle, the coordinating center for all information fusion. To execute a safe outcome, it will rely on data from many systems and machine learning. This supercomputer will contain the most advanced technology seen in the electronics industry today. Speed, processing power and reliability will be paramount to its success, especially in a life critical application.
Automotive connectivity is a platform that hosts many nodes which will progress with further adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and full vehicle autonomy. Though currently in its infancy, at minimum this network will contain WiFi, 5G, DSCR, V2V, V2X and other communication pathways to create not only a safe but entertaining experience for the occupants. The technology to ensure proper function will require fast speeds and the ability to perform at high frequencies.
Cameras are the main component of today’s vision systems. They are one of the fastest growing sensors in advanced safety. Currently, automotive cameras are similar in design to those used in consumer electronics but require much higher reliability. The critical resolution needed for next level autonomy will push designs to increased interconnections throughout the hardware.
Radar sensors are one of the fastest growing segments in advanced safety on the path to full autonomy. The characteristics of the technology allow for use in all weather conditions. Radar sensors contribute to many of the advanced safety systems used in all new cars today ranging from blind spot detection to forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking. Very specific design and performance characteristics dictate the materials used for the success of this hardware.
Light detecting and ranging is the fastest changing technology associated to advanced safety. There is debate surrounding the necessity for lidar to create fully autonomous vehicles. Regardless of opinion, technologists have quickly reduced size and cost to advance its acceptance for mass usage. Size and cost continue to be a main factor in adoption.
Safety Systems (ADAS)
Enhancing safety systems to reach next level autonomy
The path to a fully autonomous vehicle starts with creating systems that work both individually and in concert to create a safer, more efficient driving experience. Today your supply chains provide hardware and software that inform the driver of potential hazards. At higher levels of autonomy, these will also intervene with the driver to create a safer outcome.
To ensure required function and reliability of these systems, optimized material choices need to be made. Your road to success can be achieved faster by innovating for miniaturization, enhanced reliability and the use of unique substrates.
At ESI Automotive we take a holistic view of hardware. This perspective provides solutions that give you greater design freedom through enhanced reliability and increased performance.
Our long history and experience in aerospace and consumer products proves that miniaturization, reliability and substrate trends are also universal for automotive electronics.
optimized material choices
Improving your safety critical ADAS Systems with optimum material choices
Optimized material choices are essential. These ensure required function and reliability of ADAS sensors.
Next level autonomy means miniaturization and high density designs, with increased processing power. Our Circuitry division focuses on improving our chemical processes for even higher reliability in harsh environments.
Innovation in design for automotive advanced packages is indisputable. Our attention lies on material properties and chemical processes to achieve enhanced performance and reliability.
Harsh environments include extremes of temperature and vibration. We address these needs with innovative assembly fluxes chemistries which withstand the toughest automotive dewing tests and with high-reliability solder alloys.
Reaching next level autonomy by helping you advance your safety systems
Full autonomy starts with creating electronic systems that work individually and in concert. This creates a safer, more reliable and efficient driving experience for the end user.
ADAS radar and vision systems are the largest growing segments. It is key that ADAS sensors reliably interact within vehicles and with their surroundings. This produces consistent reactions to complex scenarios during all stages of autonomous driving.
Our holistic approach to hardware designs provides you with tailored solutions. These will allow you and your suppliers greater design freedom. This is achieved through component miniaturization, enhanced reliability and choosing the optimum substrate. You can hear and read more about these trends by viewing the webinars (multimedia) and news sections below.
Powered by experience to help you improve your safety critical ADAS systems
At ESI Automotive, we understand the ADAS landscape and the requirements are changing at a fast pace.
Our aim is to help you achieve the road to success faster. The industry needs innovations in miniaturization, enhanced reliability and unique substrates.
Major automotive manufacturers trust us, with extensive approvals and specifications. We also have a long history of experience in many market segments. For example in aerospace, with stringent safety requirements and specifications. We use synergy from other high-tech market segments. This will elevate your automotive safety systems. Find out more about us.
Extensive specifications from major OEMs'.
Process optimization for consistency, reliability and extended product life.
Material experts with a clear understanding of the automotive supply chain.
frequently asked questions
ADAS stands for Advanced Driver-assistance Systems. There are 5 levels, with level 5 being completely autonomous. The technology trends which drive higher levels are miniaturization and enhanced reliability of components and the use of unique substrates. Read more >
Innolot is a patented solder alloy. The metallurgical approach behind the alloy’s development was to increase the creep-fatigue resistance compared to the standard SAC alloy. Read more >
ESI Automotive focuses on; extending power range and efficiency in electric vehicles (EVs); safety in radar and vision systems for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and Displays and in-mold electronic structures (D&IME), in particular, integrated touchscreen films. The hero car images highlight these main application areas. Read more >
The ESI Automotive initiative helps automotive manufacturers, their supply tiers, PCB board fabricators and surface finishing applicators to meet the evolving demands of the automotive industry.
ESI Automotive have forged strong connections with automotive manufacturers all over the world. Those relationships led us to understand that the needs of the automotive industry are changing. These changes include integration of surface finishing technology, hardcoated films, advanced circuitry and joining materials. Read more>
Though fuel efficiency promotes a trend to smaller designs, in the case of advanced safety and autonomy it is the speed and processing power required for life critical decisions that makes miniaturization a necessity. Electronic designs are more intricate, requiring a high density of interconnections on all levels.
The most important aspect of an automotive electronic safety system is its reliability. This forces a change in design, build and overall quality of the materials used by the automotive supply chain. There is and will continue to be greater focus on consistency and unwavering reliability of these systems.