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Pedestrian protection: Keeping an eye on safety in 3D

The Bosch stereo video camera allows 3D environment recognition. Based on the data of the camera, the company’s pedestrian protection assist can trigger at a speed up to 60 km/h an automatic emergency braking or if required an evasive maneuver.

Driver assistance systems enable safe, relaxed driving (Photo: Bosch)

BASED ON SENSOR TECHNOLOGY DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS constantly monitor the vehicle surroundings as well as the driving behavior to detect potentially dangerous situations at an early stage. In critical driving situations, these systems warn and actively support the driver and, if necessary, intervene automatically in an effort to avoid a collision or to mitigate the consequences of the accident.

The stereo video camera comes with an integrated CAN interface (Photo: Bosch)

For example, a predictive pedestrian protection system can recognize impending accidents with pedestrians who are in the same lane as the vehicle or who are moving dangerously into this direction. If the system detects a critical situation for pedestrians, it can warn the driver or automatically initiate emergency braking. In this way, the collision with the pedestrian can be avoided, or the vehicle's speed can at least be reduced as much as possible prior to impact. This can reduce the risk of serious injury.

Besides other components, the stereo video camera by Bosch can be integrated in a vehicle. With it, vehicle manufacturers can use a single sensor to integrate a range of driver assistance functions, which help improve safety and comfort and fulfill the safety standards set by legislators and consumer protection organizations.

Predictive pedestrian protection prevents collisions and reduces accident severity (Photo: Bosch)

With the stereo camera, the company offers a scalable platform that combines the functions of a mono camera with the benefits of the three-dimensional (3D) environment detection offered by stereo technology. Its functions can be adapted to customer requirements. CAN and Ethernet interfaces are available; Flexray is optional. The Autosar conformity enables integration of customer-specific object codes. The stereo camera's two CMOS (complementary metal oxide semiconductor) color imagers have a resolution of 1280 pixels x 960 pixels. Using a lens system, the camera records a horizontal field-of-view of 50 degrees and offers a 3D measurement range of more than 50 m. The image sensors, which feature lighting technology, can process high-contrast images and cover the wavelength range that is visible to the human eye.

Additionally the sensor provides multiple safety and comfort functions, such as automatic emergency braking, traffic jam assist, construction zone assist, narrow lane assist, evasive steering support, adaptive cruise control, headlight control, lane departure warning, lane keeping or lane guidance support, as well as road sign assistant. The camera can be combined with other sensors, in particular with radar and ultrasound, to support the emergency braking system, narrow lane assist, evasive steering support, parking and maneuvering assistance functions and adaptive cruise control. The product’s design enables installation in the crash-protected area of the interior rear-view mirror, with minimal reduction in visibility, says the company.

Publish date
2016-01-27
Company

Bosch

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Publish date
2016-01-27
Company

Bosch

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