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Transmitting the information needed to analyze the situation and the actions to be taken, sensors are essential components for the proper functioning of automated driving and safety systems. Their role is increasingly important in ensuring the safety of industrial sites and the quality of their production. A study, carried out on 345 accidents occurring on French classified facilities until 2011, highlights the doubling of the average annual number of “sensing accidents” between the period 1992-1999 and the period 2000-2008 for the four industrial sectors.

Date of publication: June 2013.