As the topic of Autonomous vehicles is increasing so is the need for advanced equipment and another accessory. One of such important accessories used in an autonomous vehicle is sensitive mirrors.
ZF and Ibeo are working together on a technology that is a next-generation product. The miniaturization prevents the movable mirrors, and they are environmentally susceptible that influences the impacts of dust. The situation provides a remedy with an intended remedy technology known as Solid-state technology.
Semiconductor components help in deflecting the light with Solid-state which is a collective term for technologies. They are called micro-mirrors or MEMS (Miro-electro-mechanical-systems) where the change is between two defined positions by electrostatic fields or a matrix of last diodes where the phase of the emitted light varies electronically.
Sources :- Automobile industries; https://www.zf.com/master/media/en/corporate/m_zf_com/company/download_center/vision/zf_vision_1_2017.pdf.