Watch the AS8579 capacitive sensor video
With the rise of automated driving, hands-on wheel detection is gaining importance. Besides comfort, the main motivation of driver assistance systems is a safer driving experience. ams OSRAM AS8579 capacitive sensor provides flexible, reliable and long-lasting capacitive sensing for human interaction detection and can also be used in various applications in the Automotive sector for other types of measurements such as fluid levels. This sensor detects capacitive changes between an electrode and its SEN-lines which are attached to a fluid tank and thanks to its contactless measurement method, it also gives information about the fluid level.