ASM launches semi-autonomous solution


First Sensor’s Area View application is the latest development in automated driver assistance systems (ADAS), which utilizes long-term automotive camera design know-how.

Designed to increase safety and comfort driving using several ADAS functionalities from 360° area view up to object recognition and its derivations, it supports the principle of accident avoidance. The Area View application, with its embedded control unit (ECU), meets all

relevant requirements. Although initially developed for the automotive market the provided ECU facilitates up to six 2.0 MPix cameras to support difficult environments as well as large industrial vehicles.

Starting from basic functionality like well-known top view or bird view functions, the Area View application supports any viewer position and viewing angle from the vehicle to the outside world, i.e. full 360° area view, or the view from outside to the vehicle. In driving mode, the viewing position can be changed by selecting one of several predefined viewing positions on the control panel.

The application architecture on hardware and software side meets embedded requirements, e.g. hard real-time and secure abilities. It is developed under Automotive Spice (ISO/IEC 15504-2) process rules. Additional functionalities like object recognition, distance measurement of objects, tracking, etc. are modular addable. The system is extremely resilient to temperature and shock and benefits from built-in memory and superior processor power.

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