Jenoptik’s Optical Systems division has entered an agreement with Magna Electronics Europe to deliver optical sensors that are designed to avoid pedestrian collision.
Jenoptik's Triptis facility in Germany has installed the technical systems needed for the contract and will commence production in the summer of 2011. In order to serve the automotive industry, the company has increased its production capacity for modules and systems for imaging applications and sensor technology.
The optical sensor is designed to improve protection, and reduce or prevent injuries to pedestrians when frontal collisions occur. The sensor will be fitted on the front end of automobiles and when a collision occurs, the intensity of light in a polymer band gets modified and triggers a signal that will cause a lighting-speed action on the automobile.
Jenoptik and Magna are collaborating on new optical sensor projects.