Passenger reading a book in an autonomous vehicle

Autonomous Driving

Self-driving cars maximize the convenience of their human occupants through the development of complex in-car technology. SCHOTT contributes to that technology by manufacturing a range of products to protect the sensitive electronics that act as the eyes and ears of the operation.
Interior of an autonomous vehicle with display of the road ahead
LiDAR

Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) technology is an integral part of the autonomous driving revolution, employing micro-optics to detect the nature and proximity of surrounding objects. SCHOTT’s hermetic packaging technology, cover glasses and glass wafer substrates maximize the reliability and performance of sensitive LiDAR MEMS mirrors and high power lasers by protecting them from heat and harsh environments, and keeping out moisture, dust and gases.

Illustration of Radar signals surrounding an open top vehicle
Radar

Autonomous vehicles rely on ultra-high resolution Radar technology to measure the velocities of surrounding vehicles, but they need reliable hermetic and heterogeneous packaging components to be able to operate without interference. SCHOTT’s range of hermetic and heterogeneous packaging eliminates potentially dangerous performance impairment by protecting sensitive electronics from heat, moisture, impact and other environmental factors.