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Audi uses Infineon radar chips in semi-autonomous car


World's first series production car with autonomous driving features uses SiGe RASIC chips in the front and corner radar

Infineon is supplying its radar sensor chips for the Audi A8, the world's first series production car featuring level 3 automated driving. With level 3, drivers can temporarily take their hands off the steering wheel under certain conditions. For example, the A8 allows this when parking and exiting, in slow-moving traffic or in traffic congestion.

Infineon's Radar sensor chips from the SiGe RASIC family are installed in the front and corner radar. They send and receive high-frequency 77-GHz signals and forward these on to the central driver assistance controller (zFAS).

"Around 90 percent of innovations in the car are driven by electronics and hence by semiconductors," says Peter Schiefer, President of the Automotive Division at Infineon. "We have been a recognised semiconductor partner of Audi for many years. Motoring is now safer, more convenient and more environmentally-friendly with "Vorsprung durch Technik" (Progress through Technology) and chips from Infineon. We are proud of our contribution toward the mobility of the future."

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