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Autonomous Coatings

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Autonomous vehicle sensor coatings PPG is pioneering the development of paints and related coatings that will improve vehicle and infrastructure visibility to radar and light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensors used in autonomous driving systems. The company has designed coatings with enhanced dark color vehicle detection that allow the light to penetrate to a reflective underlayer. The signal bounces off this layer and returns to the sensor instead of getting absorbed. This coating leverages commercially proven technology from PPG’s aerospace business that functions in the same light- and heat-reflective way.