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Part 1: Why ADAS And Autonomous Vehicles Need Thermal Infrared Cameras

Source: FLIR Systems, Inc - OEM Cores and Components
Part 1: Why ADAS And Autonomous Vehicles Need Thermal Infrared Cameras

Safe advanced driver assist system (ADAS) vehicles and autonomous vehicles (AV) require the use of sensors to deliver scene data adequate for the detection and classification algorithms to autonomously navigate under all conditions for SAE automation level 5. This challenging requirement cannot be adequately met with just visible cameras, sonar, and radar sensors. As a solution, thermal, or longwave infrared (LWIR), cameras can detect and classify pedestrians in darkness, fog, and sun glares, delivering improved situational awareness in ADAS and AV. For more information, download Part 1 of the series on why thermal infrared cameras are a necessity for autonomous driving.

FLIR Systems, Inc - OEM Cores and Components