ON Semiconductor is demonstrating a complete in-cabin vehicle monitoring system comprising driver monitoring and occupancy monitoring functions at this week’s AutoSens Conference in Brussels, Belgium.
The demonstration includes multiple sensor types from ON Semiconductor—the 1 Megapixel (MP) Global Shutter AR0144AT image sensor and three 2.3 MP RGB-IR image sensors. This multi-camera system utilizes Ambarella’s CV2AQ System-on-Chip (SoC) that processes real-time high-quality RGB-IR video and integrates Eyeris’ AI software performing complex body and facial analytics, passenger activity monitoring, and object detection.
The RGB-IR CMOS image sensor technology provides full HD 1080p output using a 3.0 µm backside illuminated (BSI) and three-exposure HDR. Sensitive to both RGB and IR light, the sensors can capture color images in daylight and monochrome IR images with NIR illumination.
“Important safety systems such as child presence detection as well as convenience functions are next-generation features that our customers are developing now. Our broad portfolio of automotive sensors is engineered to deliver these capabilities for in-vehicle applications,” said Ross Jatou, VP and General Manager for ON Semiconductor’s Automotive Sensing Division, in a statement. “Furthermore, strong collaboration between sensor, processor and software companies is imperative to optimize performance and accelerate time-to-market of these in-cabin systems.”
Ambarella VP of Marketing Chris Day added, “Our CV2AQ SoC combines our proprietary CVflow DNN engine and high-performance image processing. Paired with ON Semiconductor’s diverse in-cabin sensor portfolio and Eyeris’ scene understanding AI, we are able to achieve a system capable of meeting the industry’s growing demand for vision-based in-cabin solutions.”