Industry White Paper

In-Cabin Radar for Child Protection

January 18, 2023 by Murata
Topics Covered
  • Child Protection
  • 60GHz Radar
  • In-Cabin Mounting
  • LPD vs OLC
  • Safety Regulations
  • Murata Technologies
  • Product Portfolio Block Diagram

eBook Overview 

In just a few minutes a car can become warm enough to cause heat-stroke or death - even with the windows cracked. Unfortunately, the trend of unattended children being injured has increased over the last 30 years.

An unattended child is unable to exit the vehicle on their own, and these types of injuries and deaths are entirely preventable.

There is no question that technology improvements have increased driver safety. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technologies such as adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, and forward collision warnings have saved lives. These are all examples of outward-bound, out-of-vehicle, radar solutions that are protecting drivers and passengers.

In this ebook, we review a new technology that is focused on in-cabin detection using radar to prevent injury to children. Our primary focus will be on Child Presence Detection (CPD), which has gained attention through the European New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) and has incentivized auto manufacturers to incorporate this technology.