SEEING THROUGH FOG LIKE A SUPER HERO
“By recognizing even tiny differences in heat signatures, the [far infrared camera] sensors are like comic book superheroes able to see through souplike fog and blinding smoke, conditions that would stop any current autonomous vehicle in its tracks.,” John Quain, The New York Times 26 Sept. 2019
John visited us at #CES 2019 in Las Vegas and we took him out in the pouring rain. Here’s what he had to say about AdaSky’s #Viper #FIR camera:
“While other companies promoting their experimental self-driving vehicles had to keep them parked in the rain, one company, AdaSky, demonstrated how its sensors could see people hundreds of feet ahead even in a downpour, and even when they were wearing white and standing against a white background.”
August 27-29, 2019 | Santa Clara, CA
Last month at Drive World Conference & Expo in Santa Clara, CA, together with industry leaders from Mercedes-Benz, NVIDIA and Tektronix, AdaSky's CEO Yakov Shaharabani discussed the timeline and core requirements to reaching level-5 autonomy: "Automated vehicle developers are trying to push current sensor technologies to the limits, when they should really be looking into how to integrate new technologies that can solve their challenges more easily."
June 11, 2019 | Tel Aviv, Israel
Boaz Korpel from Sport 5 Channel’s “Car World” interviews AdaSky's Sharon Fiss, Dir. of Sales Engineering and Yakov Shaharabani, CEO at EcoMotion 2019, where they discuss AdaSky's complete 360° thermal vision solution for a safer automated driving experience.
AdaSky wins the Leading Innovators of Automotive Infrared Technology 2019 award from CV Magazine’s Technology Innovator Awards for its revolutionary FIR sensing solution, Viper.Read More
We are a small team of exceptional people developing a technology that will make transportation safer for all road users. Our founding team is made up of veterans from the semiconductor, thermal sensor, image-processing, and computer vision markets, and has created a complete Far Infrared sensing system uniquely designed for the needs of automated vehicles and smart city infrastructure.Read More
May 13-16, 2019 | Detroit, MI
ADASKY presentation at AutoSens Detroit 2019 shows that sometimes visible light images can be confusing for AI. Thermal camera is claimed to resolve these ambiguities:
To achieve 24/7 autonomous driving, vehicles first need to be able to see and understand the roads and their surroundings, with complete accuracy, in all weather and lighting conditions. Leveraging years of experience in developing thermal cameras for civil and military uses, AdaSky has developed a breakthrough sensing and perception solution that allows autonomous vehicles to reliably detect, segment, and analyze pedestrians, animals, objects, and road conditions in day or night, regardless of weather condition.
The first high-resolution, thermal camera for autonomous vehicles with minimal size, weight, and power consumption and no moving parts – at a price suited for mass market.
From FIR camera to fusion-ready, deep-learning based computer vision algorithms
2.6cm in diameter by 4.3cm in length
Developed according to quality (ASPICE) and safety (ISO 26262) standards
For superior image performance
For machine learning algorithms
AdaSky’s advanced thermal sensing solution allows the vehicle to sense and analyze its surroundings by passively collecting FIR signals through detection of thermal energy radiated from objects and their body heat. AdaSky’s image processing and computer vision algorithms process the signals collected by the camera to provide accurate object detection and scene analysis, giving the vehicle a new layer of information.
Captures differences in temperature of 50mK, enabling it to detect living creatures, cars and other man-made objects
Does not illuminate the scene, or create interference with other systems or the environment, and uses less power
Supports high resolution video, giving it superior object detection performance
Does not get blinded by oncoming headlights or direct sunlight
Has been used for decades in other vertical industries, making it a mature and proven concept
Scalable technology, enabling a low-cost pricing structure