The growing prevalence of road accidents in several countries has made vehicular safety a priority concern area for governments and traffic authorities. As a result, the governments of many countries are increasingly enacting stringent policies that mandate the use of advanced safety systems and features such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADASs) in automobiles. For example, in the U.S., 33 states implemented policies regarding the use of autonomous vehicles in 2017.
Additionally, 15 states passed as many as 18 bills regarding the deployment of autonomous vehicles in 2018. With the growing deployment of autonomous vehicles, the sales of automotive camera sensors are rapidly climbing in the U.S. Similarly, the governments and regulatory bodies of other countries are also implementing policies for mandating the usage of ADASs in vehicles in order to enhance vehicular safety and reduce the incidence of road crashes.