Bosch is the biggest automotive supplier and Sony Semiconductor Solutions is the market leader for image sensors so both the companies would be able to design better products by exchanging critical know-how in their respective fields. Considering the cruciality of the video sensors for automated driving and ADAS this collaboration is important.
Bosch has been producing video sensors in mono and stereo technology to provide a 360 degree all-round view, and is one of the leading suppliers in this sector of the automotive industry. It had earliar too launched multi purpose camera (MPC2) that allowed vehicle manufacturers to integrate a wide range of driver assistance functions into their vehicles using only a single sensor — thereby enabling manufacturers to effectively and efficiently address the ever-increasing safety standards set by legislators and consumer protection organizations. Bosch is also credited with making the smallest stereo video camera for automotive applications.