Vision Sensor Ensures Safer Night Driving

DENSO has developed what it is calling a new standard vision sensor that detects pedestrians at night, cyclists, road signs, driving lanes, and other road users and characteristics. Working in conjunction with a millimeter-wave radar sensor, the vision sensor allows automobiles to automatically activate emergency braking when obstacles are identified. It is featured in the 2018 Toyota Alphard and Vellfire, which were released this month.

 

The new sensor improves night vision via a unique lens specifically designed for low-light use, and a solid-state imaging device with higher sensitivity. These innovations help the sensor better identify other road users and different-shaped road signs, such as triangular, rectangular, and octagonal signs used in Japan, Europe, and the United States. An improved white-line detection algorithm and road-edge detection algorithm also broaden the operating range of lane-keeping assistance and lane departure alert functions, while a 40% size reduction from previous models reduces costs and makes installation easier. For more information, visit DENSO’s safety sensing page.

Industry Event

Sensors Expo & Conference

Register now and save with Early Bird Rates – Limited Passes Available!

North America’s can’t-miss event dedicated to sensors, connectivity, and IoT will take place this June 22-24 in San Jose, CA. Attendees can make connections, collaborate with experts & peers, get insight into emerging technology & trends, and find new approaches to evergreen challenges. Use promo code FE100 for $100 off Conference Passes.

Suggested Articles

While a number of semi makers saw their stock prices drop on Friday, the prior three days of market growth helped their outlook.

Purdue University researchers are creating technologies to help compress 3D camera files and automate focus and exposure settings.

A $2.2 trillion economic relief package is anticipated to give the struggling U.S. economy a shot in the arm.