TriEye collaborates with DENSO and Porsche to evaluate its new camera
Israeli startup TriEye, a Tel-Aviv-based maker of short-wave infrared (SWIR) sensing technology to enhance visibility in adverse weather and night time conditions, has revealed Sparrow, what it says is the world's first CMOS-based SWIR camera.
Among the companies that are collaborating with TriEye (and are evaluating the Sparrow) are automotive supplier DENSO and Porsche.
According to TriEye the sensor is particularly effective in low visibility conditions such as identifying black ice, dark-clothed pedestrians, and cyclists—all under low-light or other common low visibility conditions.
“We are proud and delighted to announce our collaboration with DENSO which marks a meaningful step forward in delivering our mission of solving the low visibility challenge,” said Avi Bakal, TriEye’s Co-Founder and CEO, “The joint work has been greatly beneficial since day one, bringing together DENSO’s innovative approach and market experience with TriEye groundbreaking technology.“
The company aims to solve the low-visibility challenge on the roads by making SWIR cameras affordable and accessible for the global mass market. It says that the release of Sparrow marks a major milestone toward that goal. In addition, the company is expected to launch the first samples of Raven, what it says is the world's first CMOS-based SWIR HD camera, later this year.
Sparrow can be integrated as a standard visible camera and can reuse existing visible image AI algorithms, which saves the effort of recollecting and annotating millions of miles. According to the company, the camera will allow advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles (AV) to achieve better vision capabilities to save lives.
The company also says that InGaAs-based SWIR cameras have been around for decades, serving the science, aerospace, and defense industries, but have not been used for mass-market applications due to their high costs and large form factor. Based on a decade of nanophotonics research, TriEye enables the fabrication of a CMOS-based HD SWIR sensor at scale, which is small in size and offers 1000x lower cost than current technology.
For more information, visit www.trieye.tech.