Continental's new sensor system is designed to improve automated parking. However, there are many more possibilities for application: abandonment and vandalism may be a thing of the past
Objects outside the detection zones of different types of sensors have so far posed a risk in automated parking. However, the Contact Sensor System (CoSSy) developed by Conti is designed to detect impending collisions at low speeds by means of audible signals. To avoid detecting people or objects, 2 to 12 sensors are installed on the car. These transmit their signals to a central evaluation system, which is either integrated into a separate control unit or integrated into the airbag control unit.
- Mechanical noises and airborne noises are signals that provide valuable information about the vehicle's immediate environment. CoSSy was developed specifically to detect audible alarms during a series of contact events, explained Laurent Farbe, head of Continental's Passive Security and Sensors division. Automated parking is only one possible application. Thus, mechanical noises at low speeds alert you during an automated parking process before your car collides with an object.