Artificial intelligence is everywhere – in our cell phones, our computers, our homes and our cars too. Sensors and cameras are creating genuine personal assistants that turn motorists into super drivers.
Infrared (IR) emitters enable unique capabilities including night vision, depth sensing and 3D imaging. Utilizing radiation that is beyond the visible red part of the spectrum, IR emitters bring expanded functions to everything from surveillance cameras to facial recognition. Here are five interesting things to know about infrared emitters and how they use invisible light.
“Behind the wheel, seeing means surviving.” This road-safety slogan was originally aimed at getting drivers to test their eyesight. It applies equally well to automobile lighting. Seeing and being seen are two key safety considerations for car-users. We run through the details.
One of our ambitions for these next-generation cars is to invest in technologies that improve the driving experience while also increasing the safety of drivers. In order to maximize the human driver experience, we take every aspect of personal comfort into consideration.
Among the emergence of these safety-centric technologies, automotive lighting plays a major role.
This white paper focuses on Infrared (IR) illumination for TOF systems using Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting LASERs (VCSELs) and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) and shows that LEDs are a feasible and affordable option as IR illuminators.
Dirk Vanderhaeghen, Senior Director of Lumileds OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Market Strategy, emphasizes future opportunities for lighting in electric and autonomous vehicles and stresses the importance of updating regulations to support ongoing innovation.
As it relates to automotive, CES is one of the must-attend shows for innovators in the space. Many interesting automotive demos showcased upcoming technologies this year, and we thought we would summarize some of the high-tech solutions and emerging automotive trends related to connectivity and autonomous driving that stood out to us.
At CES 2018, Ford’s CEO James Hackett delivered the opening keynote speech, where he addressed how the future of smart cities will demand more of smart vehicles and how this will be driven by new enabling technologies, such as Automated Driving (AD), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). There are a few key light sensing technologies enabling self-driving cars that we saw at CES that we think are worth keeping track of.
Every year, new cars hitting the road come with unparalleled sensors and autonomy with a remarkable gain in intelligence from just the year prior. Thanks to sensing technology, we’re seeing cars evolve beyond strictly transportation to become intelligent assistants to help us identify and navigate around dangers on the road. As the Detroit Auto Show approaches, at Lumileds, we see two key technologies coming into prominence for the year ahead.
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