Magna is launching a new 3D surround-view system that allows drivers to see all around the vehicle, enabling safer, more convenient driving and parking.
Starting with 2022 model years and proliferating across multiple customers and vehicle platforms, Magna’s next-generation cameras and domain controllers will be available to auto makers from 2022, ensuring the benefits of 3D surround view – a driver-assistance technology found mainly in luxury-class vehicles – are available to more consumers.
Magna’s multi-camera system provides a high-resolution, 360° field-of-view around the vehicle. The domain controller then creates a 3D surround-view image by processing the four camera images, rendering a seamlessly stitched 3D view of surroundings in relation to the the vehicle. The system helps drivers park in even the tightest of spaces and provides an enhanced level of comfort and convenience.
Magna’s system also delivers data to help improve the performance of other vehicle systems such as emergency braking, and automatically detects and warns the driver when the camera lens is impeded by snow, ice, dirt or raindrops.
“By providing a high-performance surround-view platform that is cost-effective, we’re helping our customers bring added safety and convenience to more drivers,” said Uwe Geissinger, president, Magna Electronics. “This broader on-the-road experience serves as an excellent enabler for future levels of autonomous driving that will require advanced 360° camera performance and full system integration.”
Magna provides advanced driver-assistance systems to auto makers around the world, with a focus on the Level 2/2+ systems that serve as the building blocks for future autonomy. Magna-made ADAS can now be found on more than 250 vehicle models, providing features that improve the daily commute and add a layer of driver safety.