Published Date : Jul 14, 2017
Vayyar Imaging Ltd., the 3D-imaging sensor company based in Israel, announced on July 14, 2017 the launch of its flagship 3D sensor technology for the automotive market to facilitate and autonomous driving of vehicles. The award winning 3D sensor tech consists of several small, low-cost embedded sensors that effectively meets a variety of functions. These sensors are focused on improving the efficiencies of cargo management and advancing the security of self-driving, autonomous vehicles to the next level.
A key differentiating attribute of the Vayyar’s 3D sensors is that they these do not work on the basis of optical image capture, thus respecting the privacy of the passengers.
Real-Time Information on In-Car Monitoring and Safety
The 3D sensor technology offers real-time information on what is going within and outside the car. The in-car monitoring and safety provided by the sensors entails a variety of functions related to driver’s alertness and passengers’ safety. The functionalities include monitoring of passengers’ vital signs, alerting a driver if he is dozing off, or sending alert messages to parents or owners if they have left infants or pets respectively.
These sensors, when deployed in autonomous cars, help in optimizing safety by triggering airbags to inflate and deploy based on passengers’ position in case of accidents, notes the manufacturer. Furthermore, after an accident, the 3D sensor technology can identify the survivor’s state and convey the message to emergency responders to act on without losing time.
New Sensor Technology to Advance In-vehicle Services in Future Autonomous Cars
The 3D sensors, opines the manufacturer, is equally effective in monitoring the surrounding environment of autonomous vehicles. They are helpful in removing all blind spots, identifying people and obstacles in the vicinity, alert the driver if these come to close to the vehicle, and can work in adverse environmental and lighting conditions, such as fog.
The company believes that its sensor technology has promising applications for future autonomous cars in the way by providing display of information of in-car devices and will offer more versatile environmental control mechanism in the vehicles.