Xperi Corp. announced that its in-cabin monitoring solution has been selected by four automotive brands as design-ins for their occupancy monitoring and driver monitoring systems in a range of new vehicles. This brings the number of new vehicle design-ins the company has been awarded by automakers to 20 for the in-cabin systems.

“We are proud to partner with industry-leading car and truck companies to advance occupancy and driver monitoring technologies that are redefining the in-cabin experience, which is of critical importance as vehicles become more autonomous,” said Jeff Jury, General Manager Automotive at Xperi. “Our detection technology enables OEMs to offer a safer, more personalized, and convenient experience for drivers and occupants, today and into the future. Our systems have the capability to be effective even if drivers or occupants are wearing face masks as so many are today.”

The solution is currently in production and shipping in five light commercial vehicles from three different OEM brands, while 15 new vehicle design-ins, awarded by global OEMs for occupancy monitoring and driver monitoring technologies, are estimated to go into mass production starting in 2021 and expected to continue over a multi-year production life. 

The company’s in-cabin monitoring technologies support a safer driving experience and may ultimately help prevent traffic accidents by providing driver and occupant state analytics through edge computing and neural networks. In addition to detecting all human occupants of a vehicle, the solution detects pets and relevant objects, such as child seats. For each human occupant, the technology provides analytics such as passenger authentication, age group, emotional state, and body pose.  

According to the company, this enables OEMs to deliver high-performing, camera-based in-cabin monitoring algorithms in their vehicles. The solutions are able to monitor drivers with multiple occlusion types, including: glasses, helmets, hats, scarves, and face masks. Occlusion handling has become a particularly valuable feature today as so many people around the world are wearing face masks as a preventative measure against COVID-19.

The flexibility of the automotive technology portfolio reportedly offers automaker to tailor products based on their individual design needs and cost requirements. Available on a wide range of platforms, the solutions support multiple camera form factors and positions, and are embedded in devices, enabling data to be processed on site without requiring cloud computation.

For more information, visit www.xperi.com.