In 1968, seat belts became mandatory in the U.S. Three decades later, air bags were mandated. By 2022, automatic emergency braking will be requisite on all new vehicles. Unlike the lifesaving benefits of seat belts and airbags, current AEB systems are limited in effectiveness, facing challenges in mitigating or preventing accidents with vulnerable road users. Even more critically, the systems are not effective at night or in inclement weather. One additional sensor would overcome this critical limitation, a thermal imaging camera.
Read here ADASKY’s latest piece on the limitations of current AEB systems and how thermal camera-based AEB can overcome them.
We are thrilled to announce that we have added a new Forward Collision Warning (FCW) feature for Viper!
Viper, ADASKY's revolutionary Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) thermal camera, powered by our unique ADAS collision avoidance (FCW/AEB) algorithms can see and analyze complicated driving scenes, and with a monocular camera warn the driver of obstacles 24/7, ensuring plenty of time to react. It operates under harsh visibility conditions, such as complete darkness, glaring sunlight, rain, fog and snow.
In this clip, we reveal for the first time how ADASKY's Viper analyzes a dynamic driving scene and accurately calculates the distance and time to collision:
"A car that can’t “see” at night, cannot initiate its emergency braking in time to avoid a collision. Policymakers must make a move towards better ADAS systems”, says Yakov Shaharabani, ADASKY’s CEO, in an Autoline Exclusive with John McElroy.
AAA’s Oct. ‘19 study on pedestrian #AEB systems reinforces this claim: “Evaluated pedestrian detection systems were ineffective during nighttime conditions.”
Watch here to learn how ADASKY's thermal sensor, Viper works 24/7, day and night:
ADASKY ADAPTS VIPER AUTO THERMAL SENSOR TO DETECT HUMAN BODY TEMPERATURES
ADASKY’s engineering team developed a unique and highly accurate thermal sensing system called Viper-R. By scanning a crowded space, Viper-R can measure the body temperature of an unlimited number of individuals in real-time from a safe distance of up to 10 meters (33 ft), and alert of specific individuals with elevated body temperatures.
May 23 | Autoworkers heading back to their plants this week for the first time in two months got a glimpse, whether they realized it or not, of technology that might soon be a much larger part of all our lives.
Thermal cameras were in use as a way to quickly scan for elevated temperatures.
With fever being one of the key symptoms associated with COVID-19, finding ways to quickly determine who’s a bit on the warm side would seem to be an obvious way to limit the potential for an infected person to enter a facility.
March 23 | The thermal camera developer will manufacture its state-of-the-art sensing technology for an EV automaker's Level 4 autonomous vehicle
- ADASKY tech detects pedestrians and other vulnerable road users under low visibility conditions filling the perception gaps in existing sensor suites
- Viper, ADASKY's advanced thermal camera system, will be added by an electric vehicle automaker into their autonomous vehicle sensor suite helping to enable Level 4 automation
Feb 2020 | Viper on the cover of SAE's Automotive Engineering Magazine: While engineers debate the use of thermal-imagining sensors for ADAS, their capability and value are being proven for AVs of all levels. By Lindsay BrookeRead More
Las Vegas, NV | What does ADASKY's thermal sensor see in the city that never sleeps? People. Even with a dense population and screens that never turn off, the thermal sensor can account for every one of them at a distance twice your headlights.Read More
January 12 | ADASKY NAMED ONE OF CES 2020 “TOP 5 COOL THINGS” IN TOP AUTO INDUSTRY PUBLICATION
LAS VEGAS — Long known for its sizzle, CES contained plenty of substance this year.
From the tech-friendly city envisioned by Toyota to specific near-term products that support better driver-assist systems, there was no shortage of ambition at the annual gadget showcase-turned-auto show.
The wares included items that have flown below the radar of the headlines emerging from Las Vegas.
September 26 | 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
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
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