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Automotive – enhanced sensor characteristics with ACKTAR ultra-black coatings & foils

Improved sensor properties in automotive applications with ACKTAR black coatings

The mobility of the future will be characterized by steadily increasing safety in road traffic and more comfort for car drivers. Modern vehicles will thereby require a higher number of sensors and cameras that provide driver assistance systems (ADAS) and electronic control units with reliable measurement data.

Especially in view of the fact that the realization of self-driving cars is within tangible reach, this trend will continue to grow in the automotive sector. Here is our link tip on the future of mobility.

Driver assistance systems – Increased performance & efficiency of sensors in the automotive sector

Automotive applications bring extreme challenges when it comes to optical sensors, cameras and LIDAR systems.

Very high and very low temperatures influence their performance.

Furthermore, vibrations and interfering signals are perpetually arising due to dirt, moisture or back light.
Darkness also impedes reliable signal detection.

The environmental conditions mentioned here require an optimum balance of durability and reliability of sensor technology on the one hand – and their size and cost factor on the other.

ACKTAR products help create this balance.

Deep-black coatings for stray light reduction film
or completely black opto-mechanical components from ACKTAR provide:
These technological improvements have
a direct effect on the product benefits
and cost factor of sensor and camera systems:
  • Improvement of the dynamic range / sensitivity of cameras
  • Higher image quality – more details are detected
  • Increased sensor precision
  • Signals are detected faster and safer
  • Increased performance and reliability of LIDAR systems
  • Reduced complexity
  • Lower costs through the application of more economic sensors

VISION systems for process automation in the automotive sector

ACKTAR products can also improve the sensors and VISION systems applied in production processes and in the automotive industry. More efficient controlling of processes is enabled by safe and fast signal detection. Industrial safety and protection of people in automated production environments also relies on the reliability of the VISION systems being used.

Image processing systems for quality assurance in the automotive sector

ACKTAR products are just as relevant in image processing systems used for quality assurance in the automotive industry. The material inspection and quality assessment of parts, component assembly and interior and exterior components play an important role. The automated classification of materials and colors is just as important. These tasks require high-performance optical sensors and camera systems.