Sensing the road ahead
TransportEye is an automotive front-facing stereoscopic camera system that provides the most accurate depth information in a small form factor that fits behind the rearview mirror. The camera system was co-developed by Hisense, China’s largest CE vendor, and Corephotonics, the pioneer of dual camera technologies, and serves both private cars as well as commercial vehicles.
By combining accurate depth information with visual camera information, the system can support a wide range of features, including lane departure warning (LDW), lane keeping assist (LKA), forward collision warning (FCW), automatic emergency braking (AEB), automatic cruise control (ACC), traffic sign recognition (TSR), intelligent headlight control (IHC) and more. Mixing live front-facing video with accurate depth maps, in combination with deep learning techniques, will become mandatory for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, and can efficiently support real-time mapping services.
The TransportEye system operates at up to a 100m range, further than any other automotive stereo camera system. With depth acquisition accuracy down to 1%, the system provides the most accurate distance information for any object in its field of view. Using a camera baseline of only 12cm, the system is remarkably compact and fits conveniently behind the car’s windshield and the rearview mirror without blocking the driver’s field of view. The system was designed to meet automotive industry reliability standards, including vibrations and extreme temperature variance, and has gone through rigorous road testing.