Seeing Machines' FOVIO Chip optimized for NCAP readiness
Seeing Machines, an AI-powered driver monitoring system (DMS) technology company, has launched a variant of its FOVIO Driver Monitoring (FOVIO) Chip solution which has been developed to specifically address the European New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) requirements for driver drowsiness and distraction detection to achieve safety ratings from 2022.
The Seeing Machines FOVIO Chip solution was introduced by the company in 2018 offering DMS technology on a fully scalable platform, with the ability to leverage the complete range of DMS features on an optimized SoC (System on Chip). Three of the Seeing Machines ongoing automotive programs are currently being delivered via this platform.
According to the company, the newest variant of the FOVIO Chip solution is optimized for basic Euro NCAP systems with the flexibility to support the most advanced DMS requirements. This solution is further enabled through Seeing Machines' ongoing work in optimized embedded neural inference processing for FOVIO-enabled versions of Xilinx Automotive Zynq-7000 SoCs.
DMS technology is set to become standard in most modern passenger cars for improved driver and semi-automated driving safety given Euro NCAP's direction, with reinforcement by the European Commission, and more recently, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, in an effort to curb driver drowsiness and distraction and improve safety for pedestrians and passengers, alike.
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