Plastics & Rubber


Chemistry is making a vital contribution to the comfort and safety of autonomous driving. Sensors in the car are important in assisting the driver and are an indispensable part of the development of autonomous driving. Whether these are radar, lidar, IR or ultrasonic sensors, they function not only as lane assistants but also as collision warning systems and distance control, and assist with the emergency brake function – a basic prerequisite for controlling cars completely automatically in the future. With its broad range of products, such as the hydrolysis resistant polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) Ultradur® HR and the polyamide (PA) Ultramid® EQ for sensitive electronic applications, BASF is already contributing to a large number of sensor technologies and playing a valuable role in making autonomous driving a reality.