“It’s smaller than a roll of quarters, but it provides a VGA thermal image that reveals more than a camera or radar can provide. The far-infrared (FIR) sensor is passive, so it will not damage digital cameras like some LiDAR systems were doing at CES. It also does a better job of identifying people because of its thermal nature.” - Electronic Design
“Particularly impressive was the thermal imaging demonstration by ADASKY.” – Viodi
“AdaSky’s Viper product introduces technology developed in the security and military sectors using a far-infrared (FIR) thermal camera that merely receives thermal data (no infra-red light is generated and reflected) from objects in the environment.” - MotorTrend
“Viper is the smallest highest-resolution thermal camera for autonomous vehicles on the market. We strongly believe that AdaSky’s technology will enable 24/7 sight and perception for vehicles and put us all on the path to fully autonomous driving.”
Myung-Keun Lee, Sungwoo Hitech Chair and co-CEO
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.
VIPER is a breakthrough, complete-sensing solution to enable 24/7 driving, combining a far infrared thermal camera with advanced machine vision algorithms that lets autonomous vehicles see and understand the road in any lighting or 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