TriEye’s shortwave IR technology gets ADAS tryout

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TriEye, which is working on mass-market shortwave infrared (SWIR) sensing technology, is to collaborate with Hitachi Astemo, a Tier 1 automotive supplier. Combining their expertise, the companies will work together to enhance the capabilities of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for adverse weather and low-light conditions by accelerating the launch of TriEye’s SEDAR (Spectrum Enhanced Detection And Ranging) technology.

“We are excited to collaborate with Hitachi Astemo, a leading Tier 1 committed to driving innovations that accelerate the advancement of next-generation technologies,” said Ziv Livne, TriEye’s chief business officer. “Together with Hitachi Astemo’s expertise in building and deploying complex ADAS systems, we can create a clear and focused path toward vehicle integration, saving lives on the road.”

TriEye developed the SEDAR, which it says is an affordable and complete solution capable of producing HD image data and a detailed depth map for automated driving applications, designed to meet the automotive market’s requirements and redefine safety standards by enabling perception in all visibility conditions. It is based on the Raven CMOS sensor, which operates in the SWIR spectrum, enabling HD SWIR imaging and deterministic 3D mapping in one sensor modality.

Hitachi Astemo manufactures systems for major OEMs. It will evaluate SEDAR and validate that it can be easily integrated into its ADAS system to deliver mission-critical 2D and 3D depth information in low-visibility conditions.

“Our goal is to continue to work toward improving vehicle safety,” said John Nunneley, SVP, design engineering at Hitachi Astemo Americas. “We believe that TriEye’s SEDAR can provide autonomous vehicles with ranging and accurate detection capabilities that are needed to increase the safety and operability under all visibility conditions.”

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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