Guardian Optical Technologies demonstrated its sensor technology processing in-cabin data in real time on Nvidia Drive during Nvidia’s annual GPU Technology Conference. The company says its single sensor combines more than 15 applications in one, including passenger occupancy, forgotten items, forgotten passengers (e.g., a sleeping infant), and driver monitoring. Its in-cabin safety solution features optical cabin control (OCC), which monitors driver alertness by measuring factors such as eyelid closure, head position, hand position on the steering wheel, and whether the driver is holding a smartphone.
“Our in-cabin safety solution will enable more automakers to benefit from our powerful technology and create a safer experience for drivers and passengers,” said Gil Dotan, CEO of Guardian Optical Technologies. “We are watching AI transform the automotive industry as we know it—one that will be more intelligent and intuitive.”
Nvidia Drive IX is an open platform supporting a wide range of ecosystem partner technologies designed to deliver a comprehensive set of optimized capabilities to OEMs, Tier 1s, and development partners.
“Occupant detection sensors and algorithms are an important aspect of intelligent experiences in the vehicle,” said Danny Shapiro, Senior Director of Automotive at Nvidia. “Guardian’s innovative solution built on our open Drive IX SDK will allow carmakers to offer systems that detect and respond to situations like a baby or pet being left behind in a vehicle.”
Guardian Optical Technologies’ sensor provides 2D, 3D, and motion analysis to detect moving objects inside the vehicle. The sensor technology is available on the Nvidia Drive IX software development kit.