A new vision platform is being offered by NXP Semiconductors, LG Electronics and Hella Aglaia. The solution has already been adopted by a European OEM.
The joint development, led by LG Electronics, is based on the conviction that vision platforms must be open and safe to meet NCAP guidelines and to pave the way for Level 3-5 automated driving.
The camera-based system is designed to detect and classify vulnerable road users (VRUs), such as pedestrians and cyclists, and activate AEB. The cameras can be attached to the windshield behind a car’s rear-view mirror.
Additionally, the system is designed to detect traffic signs, notify the driver of speed limits, monitor lane keeping and facilitate steering correction in case of unintentional drift. The partners say that NXP’s accelerated vision processing IP, together with algorithm expertise from Hella Aglaia and LG, allow such applications to run at very low latency and within an impressive power envelope.
The new vision platform aims to provide auto makers and suppliers with the technology they need to compete in NCAP’s 2020 testing scenarios. The solution’s goals are to strengthen the detection and classification of VRUs with less delay, trigger emergency braking and emergency collision avoidance, and to bring predictive sensing of hazardous conditions such as low light and obstructed view.
The partners say the vision platform will also pave the way for advanced new features to augment self-driving tasks and smart AI networks.