By expanding into the growing automotive camera market, as automakers seek to develop automated-driving vehicles and other smart cars, the major Japanese electronics company aims to improve its sluggish electronics business.
To be mass-produced is an image sensor for car-mounted cameras that will detect and monitor obstacles and other cars in front of and behind the vehicle while driving, the sources said.
The sensor is highly sensitive to light and is able to easily detect people and obstacles on roads at night. It is even capable of displaying surroundings in color in moonlight, they said.
The new sensors are expected to be manufactured at the company's semiconductor subsidiary in
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