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Thermal Stereo Vision Makes Safer Cars
Thermal Stereo Vision Makes Safer Cars Not only could the thermal stereo camera theoretically tell the vehicle’s computer system to slow down upon detecting an object in the road in any lighting condition, it could also provide redundant distance data, along with the vehicle’s visible camera and radar systems, to ensure the vehicle makes the most appropriate decision for the circumstance.  Continue Reading...
Why ADAS And Autonomous Vehicles Need Thermal Infrared Cameras
Why ADAS And Autonomous Vehicles Need Thermal Infrared Cameras Safe advanced driver assist system (ADAS) vehicles and autonomous vehicles (AV) require sensors to deliver scene data adequate for the detection and classification algorithms to autonomously navigate under all conditions.  Continue Reading...
Four Reasons Thermal Cameras Can Improve Automatic Emergency Braking And Save Lives
Four Reasons Thermal Cameras Can Improve Automatic Emergency Braking And Save Lives The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) estimates 6,200 pedestrians were 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 increase in pedestrian deaths.  Continue Reading...
FREE FLIR Thermal Dataset For Algorithm Training
FREE FLIR Thermal Dataset For Algorithm Training The FLIR starter thermal dataset enables developers to start training convolutional neural networks (CNN), empowering the automotive community to create the next generation of safer and more efficient ADAS and driverless vehicle systems using cost-effective thermal cameras from FLIR.  Continue Reading...
Introduction To Sensor And Scanner Window Solutions
Introduction To Sensor And Scanner Window Solutions With growing applications in industrial 3D metrology, machine vision, automotive obstacle avoidance, security and security, and other digital imaging applications, the demand for optical and image sensors has also grown.   Continue Reading...
Achieve Faster Automotive Production With High-Quality Imaging Inspections
Achieve Faster Automotive Production With High-Quality Imaging Inspections Featuring ultra-high pixel counts, large pixel sizes, compact designs, and global shutters, Canon’s new line of CMOS sensors for automotive applications offer opportunities for your innovations.  Continue Reading...
Making Waves: Nanosecond Pulsed Drivers For Flash LiDAR
Making Waves: Nanosecond Pulsed Drivers For Flash LiDAR  The limiting factor on a diode laser’s pulse features is not the laser itself — it is the electrical driver that supplies the electrons to the laser diode. This paper discusses challenges involved in optimizing nanosecond electrical driver performance in a flash LiDAR system.  Continue Reading...
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2.8 MP HDR CMOS Sensor For Challenging Environments: 3U3MRXSAAC 2.8 MP HDR CMOS Sensor For Challenging Environments: 3U3MRXSAAC

Canon’s new 3U3MRXSAAC is a 2.8 MP CMOS sensor equipped with an HDR drive function that achieves a wide 120 dB range at low noise levels. The sensor’s wide range results in a greater ability to extract usable information, even in situations where there is a substantial difference between the lightest and darkest areas of an image.

Thermal Vision Automotive Development Kit (ADK): FLIR ADK™ Thermal Vision Automotive Development Kit (ADK): FLIR ADK™

The FLIR ADK™ is a new thermal vision automotive development kit (ADK) built around the FLIR Boson® thermal camera core. This kit offers a cost effective solution for developing the next generation of automotive thermal vision and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The system creates images from heat, making this technology the best for pedestrian detection, identifying people in cluttered environments, and giving analytics critical information for automated decisions.

Surface Reflectance Analyzer: RA-532H Surface Reflectance Analyzer: RA-532H

The Surface Reflectance Analyzer RA-532H is designed to measure and evaluate objects' surface conditions. Utilized measurement methods include standard compliant gloss, haze, Image Clarity (IC), and 2-D BRDF (Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function) measurements.

Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes Thin Film Coating Solutions And Processes

DSI is capable of producing a variety of durable, reliable, and heat resistant optical coatings within the ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared, shortwave infrared, mid-wave infrared, and long-wave infrared spectral wavelengths. Along with standard products, DSI is able to work in close collaboration with customers in order to develop innovative coatings that meet specific requirements within real-world applications.

High-Load Hexapod For Motion Simulation, Stabilization, And Cancellation: H-900KSCO High-Load Hexapod For Motion Simulation, Stabilization, And Cancellation: H-900KSCO

The H-900KSCO is a reference-class, 6-axis positioning system designed for dynamic motion in all degrees of freedom (X, Y, Z, pitch, roll, yaw). This compact hexapod provides linear travel ranges up to 200 mm and rotation to 66 degrees for applications such as motion simulation, industrial production, precision machining, automotive industry, and stabilization of motion on moving vehicles and vessels.

Compact And Versatile High-Speed Camera For Numerous Applications Compact And Versatile High-Speed Camera For Numerous Applications

The potential imaging applications involving car safety testing are numerous. With built-in image calibration, a quick-change lens adapter, and secure synchronization capabilities in multi-camera environments, the pco.dimax cs high speed cameras are well-equipped to handle them all.

Automotive Electronics Micromolding Automotive Electronics Micromolding
Many of today's cars and trucks are as hi-tech as your home computer. Accumold's expertise with small and micro-sized injection molding is an ideal fit for this industry
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  • Challenges In Operating Pulsed Laser Diodes For LIDAR Applications
    Challenges In Operating Pulsed Laser Diodes For LIDAR Applications

    Jeff Briton and Dragan Grubsic discuss some of the challenges involved in operating pulsed laser diodes and avalanche photodiodes in LIDAR for the automotive and sensor markets.

  • Considerations For Specialized Fiber Optics In Rugged Environments
    Considerations For Specialized Fiber Optics In Rugged Environments

    At Photonics West 2017, Frank Weiss with Gooch & Housego offered practical advice on considerations one should take into account when specifying fiber optics for deployment in rugged environments, including life cycle requirements, the pitfalls of underspecifying, and the potential headaches that can be involved in not paying close attention to export control parameters.

  • Car Safety Testing Using the pco.dimax cs Camera
    Car Safety Testing Using the pco.dimax cs Camera

    The pco.dimax cs camera with its true 12-bit performance is ideal for providing crisp, brilliant color images for all car safety testing applications involving onboard, offboard, and sled testing. This high speed video presents car safety testing situations recorded with the pco.dimax cs camera.

  • Surface Measurements In The Most Challenging Environments
    Surface Measurements In The Most Challenging Environments

    In this video, one of Zygo’s applications engineers provides a demonstration of the ZeGageTM 3D optical surface profiler as it measures the roughness of the surface of a sealing valve used in the automotive industry. That might sounds fairly unremarkable, but check out how the system does on a rickety plastic table in a machine shop full of noise and vibration.

  • Buzz At Umicore Booth Over New Catalog Lenses
    Buzz At Umicore Booth Over New Catalog Lenses

    John Franks of Umicore tells about the lenses the company provides for applications involving automotive night vision, defense, security and surveillance, thermography, and personal thermal vision. He also shares some exciting news about new catalog lenses that are currently available.

  • Two New Cameras For High-Speed Imaging Applications
    Two New Cameras For High-Speed Imaging Applications

    Photron has launched two new cameras over the last few months: the FASTCAM SA-Z and the Mini UX100. North American sales manager Tim Callenbach tells us about them and their role in applications involving ballistics, off-board automotive testing, shockwaves, broadcasting, fluidics, welding, materials science, plasma and arc studies, and more.

  • Vision Components -- A Smart Idea

    Vision Components® changed machine vision monitoring in the industrial manufacturing process with a smart idea. The innovative German manufacturer's smart cameras operate without external devices and work perfectly in quality assurance, efficiency enhancement and retraceability. Pharmaceutics, food or packaging, semiconductors, logistics or automotive -- practice shows that in all industries industrial image processing applications can be optimally solved with intelligent cameras.

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