Five 2020 predictions for components

From EE Times:

A forecast of what to look out for among electronic products in the coming year.

LiDAR sensors in vehicles
In automotive designs, LiDAR sensors are now being used in combination with cameras, which identify road users, signs and traffic lights, and radars that enable an accurate distance range. Although it’s still the early days for LiDAR technology, automotive system engineers are working on LiDAR designs to meet resolution, range, accuracy, and latency requirements. Advances like Cepton’s LiDAR sensors, based on its Micro-Motion Technology (MMT), that recognize and track objects from all four corners of the vehicle to provide a precise 3D image of the surrounding environment, and RoboSense’s RS-LiDAR-M1Pre LiDAR that incorporates a laser, a 2D MEMS scanning mirror, and a time-of-flight (ToF) sensor and claims a detectable range of 200 m, will go a long way to drive the adoption of this technology in 2020.