Hyundai Mobis develops short-range radar for autonomous vehicles for first time

Park Sae-jin Reporter Posted : 2018-09-20 18:17 Updated : 2018-09-20 18:17
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SEOUL -- Hyundai Mobis, a parts-making arm of South Korea's Hyundai auto group, has developed a short-range radar device for autonomous driving with independent technology to become a global player in the sector.

The company said Thursday that it has developed a high-definition short-range radar for autonomous vehicles for mass production from 2020. The radar will be applied to Hyundai's blind spot collision warning (BCW) system, a safety system which alerts if a car is too close.

Hyundai Mobis said its short-range radar has a competitive edge over other products because it reduced the time for detecting objects, increased the minimum range of detection and reduced the weight to 120 grams. So far the short-range radar market has been dominated by foreign companies.

The company aims to speed up the development of sensors, cameras and other parts for autonomous vehicles.