Automotive Passenger Car Industry
Capacitive and electric field sensing is of interest for reversing sensor and collision avoidance applications in passenger cars. Capacitive reversing, anti-collision sensors, initially conceived and developed by Sensatech, and undergoing ongoing refinement by their specialist automotive partner, have been fitted and tested on various passenger cars. Capacitive sensors permit the projection of a field behind the vehicle with few blank areas or blind spots.
This can be used to warn drivers of hazards they may not be able to see from inside the vehicle. (see also: reversing sensor)
Because of the ability of capacitive and electric field sensing techniques to detect non metallic targets they may be suitable for a number of other automotive applications including: