Vehicle safety technology
Active Safety is a fast growing technology area within the vehicle industry and ÅF is a player.
Within the vehicle manufacturing industry, one of the fastest growing technologies is Active Safety, the internal safety system that helps drivers to avoid accidents. As a leading engineering and consulting company, ÅF is increasing its competence in its development.
Using several sensors placed in the vehicle, such as a radar and camera, Active Safety collects information from the vehicle’s surroundings. The information is processed using advanced signal processing to create a realistic image of what is happening around the vehicle.
ÅF participates in industry specific networks and research projects such as SAFER and NHC&T. To meet industry needs, our ambition is to work closely together with you and this technology. A critical part of this involves listening and asking questions to understand your challenges and ambitions.
We can offer our clients something unique, where we can manage both your complete and complex projects. This makes ÅF one of the foremost suppliers within the Active Safety area.
Functions & Algorithm Development
We offer expertise in functions and algorithm development for application in all functions that fall under Active Safety. Development is carried out in MATLAB, Simulink and Stateflow using the latest sensor fusion technology and AUTOSAR platform.
We have experience in developing the following functions:
- Automatic Emergency Brake Support
- Collision Warning
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Electronic Stability Control
- Traction Control
- Driver Drowsiness Detection
- Lane Change Support
- Lane Departure Warning
- Active Bending Lights
- Night Vision
- Parking Assistance Control
- Traffic Sign Recognition
- Blind Spot Detection
- Night Vision
- Electronic Horizon
Our experience in the development of advanced electronics goes back several years, and we have broad knowledge of the sensor technologies are used in Active Safety. This includes both the design and the construction of hardware and software. We are one of the leading suppliers in sensor fusion technology which is used to take maximum advantage of the information available from the various sensors.
Examples of sensor technologies:
- Yaw rate
- Guide angle sensor
Systems Design & System Safety
ÅF works with systems design and requirements management in accordance with the system safety standard ISO26262. We can also provide expertise and education within ISO26262.