New Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport gets 24 GHz radar sensor tech

Technology supports safety-relevant driver assistance functions

New Suzuki Swift and Swift Sport gets 24 GHz radar sensor tech

Suzuki Motor Corporation’s latest Swift and Swift Sport models are equipped with 24 GHz radar sensor technology for its ADAS functions, HELLA has confirmed.

After debuting on the Suzuki Vitara in 2018, HELLA’s 24 GHz radars are now featured on Suzuki’s new flagship models, enabling safety-relevant driver assistance functions, such as blind spot monitor and rear cross traffic alert.

While the blind spot monitor detects the area in the driver’s blind spot and warns them of danger when changing lanes, the rear cross traffic alert warns the driver of approaching vehicles when manoeuvring out of a parking space.

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Lonny Chick, a managing director at HELLA Japan said: “Our radar technology is an essential part of ADAS.

“We are therefore grateful for the opportunity to work with Suzuki to develop specific safety features for the new generation of the Swift and Swift Sport.

“This is an important step to grow our relationship with Suzuki and to further expand our presence in the Japanese automotive market.

Related: HELLA launches 77 GHz radar technology for ADAS

“Based on this, we look forward to continuing our efforts to provide added value solutions for both Suzuki and its end consumer.”

HELLA has been active in the radar business for around 20 years and was one of the first companies to start series production of 24 GHz radar sensors for rear applications.

Earlier this year, HELLA also commenced series production of the latest radar generation on a 77 GHz basis.

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