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Vision Systems - another set of "eyes"

Camera-based vision systems are the key to driver assistance functions, such as accident avoidance. These active safety systems can also support the driver in mitigating crash severity in an accident.

 

Autoliv’s pioneering work with camera-based vision systems virtually gives the driver an additional pair of eyes, scanning the road ahead for danger. Advanced algorithms allow the camera to “see” and track other vehicles, speed signs and lane markings, warning the driver when the car is in danger of colliding with pedestrians or other vehicles.

 

This system can be used in the following applications: 

1. road sign recognition,

2. lane departure warning,

3. forward collision warning, 

4. pedestrian collision warning, and

5. collision mitigation by braking.



Mono-vision system

The forward looking camera is typically mounted behind the windshield just above the rear-view mirror.

The image from the camera is interpreted by advanced image processing algorithms that identify objects such as cars, road markings or road signs. The processor can trigger alarms, show graphical information to the driver or even automatically brake the car.

Mono-vision camera

Stereo-vision system

Stereo-vision technology is based on a pair of highly synchronized cameras that, along with Autoliv’s algorithms, are capable of accurately recognizing pedestrians and other objects in the driver’s view. As with the mono-vision, the cameras are normally mounted on the front windshield behind the rear-view mirror. The stereo-vision system works up to a distance of 100 meters.