FLIR ADK enables assessment for self-driving car thermal cameras
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FLIR Systems, Inc. this year announced the availability of a thermal vision ADK (Automotive Development Kit) built around the company’s revolutionary Boson thermal camera core. When paired with existing advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous vehicle sensor suites, thermal or longwave infrared (LWIR) cameras have the potential to help create a more comprehensive system, filling the performance gaps between other sensors to better classify pedestrians in darkness at distances 4x farther than headlights illuminate, through most fog conditions and sun glare.
The FLIR ADK is a cost-effective imaging kit for experts and engineers to jumpstart their next-generation thermal vision systems. Also, the industry's first free machine-learning thermal starter dataset allow developers and researchers to begin training their CNNs and pair them with the FLIR ADK. The dataset, which features over 14,000 annotated thermal images, is the first of its kind to include annotations for cars, other vehicles, people, bicycles, and dogs.
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