Build Safer, Smarter Cars with Thermal Cameras
Create the next generation of safer advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles using cost-effective Teledyne FLIR thermal cameras.
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Benefits of Teledyne FLIR Thermal Cameras on ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles
Thermal cameras see through a wide variety of conditions including darkness, sunlight, headlight glare, shadows, and most fog 24 hours a day. They are especially good at detecting pedestrians, bicyclists, large animals, and other vulnerable road users.
Thermal imagery fills the performance gaps where existing vision sensors are challenged. They offer redundancy as well as complement existing visible sensors, radar, and LIDAR to improve detection and classification algorithms immediately through multispectral sensor fusion.
Teledyne FLIR is the global leader in thermal camera quality and production for automotive, defense, industrial, and commercial uses. Teledyne FLIR produces the only US-manufactured, automotive-qualified thermal sensor that has been installed on nearly a million passenger vehicles.
See What Your ADAS is Missing
Five test cases were developed based on Euro NCAP testing protocols. The tests included scenarios not currently in standard AEB positive detection testing. The results are compelling. The fused thermal AEB system was successful in 25 of 25 tests at effectively preventing pedestrian injury with only two instances where the vehicle contacted, but did not knock down the SPT (soft pedestrian target).
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Start Testing with the Teledyne FLIR ADK™
Teledyne FLIR Automotive Development Kit (ADK) offers plug-and-play installation to start testing thermal cameras for ADAS and AV development projects. It includes a 640 x 512 resolution Boson® thermal camera in a heated all-weather IP67 housing and USB, GMSL, or FPD-Link interfaces. Interested in a thermal vision enhancement system for today’s vehicles, please see PathFindIR II.
FREE Thermal Dataset for Algorithm Training
The free thermal image dataset for ADAS and AV algorithm developers quickly evaluate the vehicle safety algorithm performance, neural network testing, and thermal sensors, such as the FLIR ADK™. It features more than 26,000 annotated thermal and RGB images captured at day and night. The dataset includes classification of fifteen groups: bike, car, motorcycle, bus, train, truck, traffic light, fire hydrant, street sign, dog, skateboard, stroller scooter, and other vehicle.
Integrate Thermal Cameras Faster with Prism AI
Prism AI software framework provides classification, object detection, and object tracking enabling perception engineers to quickly start integrating thermal cameras for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems. Developers can use Prism AI as the primary perception software or as reference while taking advantage of camera calibration tools, along with visible-and-thermal fusion and advanced image processing capabilities that offer superior perception capability, especially for pedestrian and animal detection.
Accelerate AI Deployment with Conservator
Conservator™, an affordable, cloud-based dataset development software to help perception engineers accelerate AI development using thermal infrared and visible image datasets to train neural networks. Conservator includes dataset workflow tools for annotation, curation, quality assurance, and dataset version control to meet the demands of data scientists in automotive, defense, security, and smart cities applications.
Buy the PathFindIR™ II for Today’s Vehicle Models
PathFindIR II can be installed on many of today’s vehicles and features a powerful thermal imaging system that helps you clearly see road hazards in total darkness. It detects objects that emit heat such as vehicles, people, and animals without a need for light and beyond your headlights. It provides visibility through dust, smoke, and most fog to help improve vehicle safety.
See how adding Teledyne FLIR thermal sensors to autonomous vehicles and ADAS can make vehicles safer by improving perception and filling gaps created by other sensors.
Automatic Emergency Braking Fused with Thermal Can Save Lives
Existing AEB systems are powered by radar and visible cameras and none feature a thermal imaging camera. In our tests, we showed that Teledyne FLIR thermal cameras and the Research Vehicle consistently stopped safely in challenging conditions.
Thermal Cameras and Automatic Emergency Braking
Testing Automatic Emergency Braking with FLIR Thermal Cameras
Three test cases were conducted in both daylight and darkness, giving six datasets and 35 total test runs using an adult Euro NCAP Pedestrian Target (EPTa). Test results were promising. In all runs for all six test cases, the AEB system successfully brought the VUT to a stop before reaching the EPTa.
Creating Safer Roads of Tomorrow
Drive with clarity, even in the most challenging road conditions. Not one technology alone can create safer roads of tomorrow, but with the power of 3 sensor suites, achieve the impossible with thermal imaging.
Test Results: AEB Fused with Thermal Can Save Lives
Read these test results that show how thermal cameras fused with AEB help save lives.
What Automotive Engineers and Developers Need to Know About Thermal Imaging
Learn how adding thermal cameras to your vehicles can improve roadway safety by enabling more advanced automatic braking.
Two Thermal Cameras Are Better Than One
This download will explain how thermal stereo vision enables 3D perception under any lighting and weather conditions.
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