Bosch to debut new camera tech in cars this year
Bosch has announced that it is set to debut new camera technology in vehicles in 2019, saying that its "unique multi-path approach and artificial intelligence (AI) for object recognition will make surround sensing far more reliable, and road traffic safer."
The company's MPC3 mono video camera has reportedly been optimized to aid advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), automatic emergency braking systems, and automated driving capabilities in recognizing a vehicle's surroundings to determine the best driving strategy for all situations. Using an integrated Renesas V3H chip, Bosch says that its new camera's capability is enabled by the company's approach to the technology and use of AI.
Additionally, the company says that its camera is able to recognize partially hidden pedestrians, and it features optical character recognition capable of reliably reading text and numbers on road signs. That information is presented to the driver on a dashboard display.