By FLIR Systems, Inc - OEM Cores and Components
The U.S.-based Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates there were 6,200 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2018, the highest total since 1990. The GHSA also found that during the past 10 years, nighttime crashes accounted for more than 90 percent of the total increase in pedestrian deaths. To solve this problem, automotive researchers and developers must consider multi-sensing solutions, including thermal cameras that “see” heat energy, with layered levels of protection to ensure safety in all common driving situations. This article presents four reasons why thermal imaging cameras should be used to save lives on the road.