By Prof. Dr. G. Färber (auth.), Dr. Jürgen Valldorf, Wolfgang Gessner (eds.)
Since 1995 the once a year foreign discussion board on complex Microsystems for automobile purposes (AMAA) has been held in Berlin. the development deals a distinct chance for microsystems part builders, process providers and automobile brands to teach and to debate competing technological techniques of microsystems established recommendations in vehicles.
The booklet accompanying the development has tested to be a good software for the diffusion of recent options and know-how effects. the current quantity together with the papers of the AMAA 2005 supplies an outline at the cutting-edge and descriptions coming near near and mid-term R&D views. The 2005 booklet displays – as long ago – the present country of discussions inside undefined. greater than the former courses, the AMAA 2005 "goes again" to the technological standards and quintessential advancements for pleasurable the industry wishes. the massive a part of contributions facing sensors in addition to "sensor applied sciences and knowledge fusion" is exemplary for this tendency.
In this context a paradigm shift should be acknowledged. some time past the advance centred predominantly at the detection and processing of unmarried parameters originating from unmarried sensors. this day, the problem more and more is composed in getting info of complicated occasions with a sequence of variables from diversified sensors and in comparing this knowledge. clever built-in units utilizing the data deriving from a number of the sensor resources might be capable of describe and examine a site visitors state of affairs or behaviour a lot speedier and extra trustworthy than a man or woman could possibly do.
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1. Comparison of the international markets When looking for lead markets it is essential to have a closer look at Japan. The limited, but nevertheless large market with costumers willing to pay for innovations makes Japan very attractive. Almost no material resources, high population and limited numbers of highways due to the geographic situation, big cities with overwhelming traffic and a leading role in telecommunication infrastructure support the introduction of high tech solutions. On the downside however, Japan still remains a largely “hermetic” market with its own complete value chain where Europeans or Americans fail to address a significant market share.
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2. Accelerometers manufacturers’ 2003 market share (all applications) The market shares in 2003 for airbag sensors were the following: ADI with 27%, Freescale with 15%, Bosch with 35%, Delphi with 9% and Denso with 8%. Today, the trends are to have more sensors in order to have focused activation of airbags and the integration of several axis of detection in one pack- Status of the inertial MEMS-based sensors in the Automotive aged sensor. For active suspension, a ±3g acceleration sensor is necessary with high accuracy.