MEMS for the Automotive Market

automotiveTechnology innovation is revolutionizing the automotive industry, altering the role of vehicles from a means of transportation to sophisticated entities that respond to their environment in an intelligent fashion. MEMS is fast becoming a key enabling technology for many innovations addressing existing and emerging transportation sectors.

For example, some luxury automobiles today incorporate almost one hundred MEMS sensors. The driving factors for this boom are the small scale of MEMS technology, the ability to integrate several functions into one device, low cost (due to batch processing) fabrication, and accurate performance in harsh environments.

MEMS Sensors in Automobiles

The role of MEMS devices in the automotive sector continues to expand. MEMS sensors that help monitor tire pressure and air-bags started the technology adaptation. New sensors of all types are used to monitor the health and efficiency of the automobile as a system:

  • Emission control
  • Transmission Control
  • Air Conditioning Control
  • Gas Emission Monitoring

Examples of MEMS in Automotives

  • MEMS pressure sensors
  • MEMS accelerometers
  • Gyroscopes
  • MEMS micro-valves

For more information about using MEMS sensors in transportation, please contact our brilliant MEMS developers.