NXP, LG Electronics, and HELLA collaborate on automotive vision platform
NXP Semiconductors N.V., LG Electronics, and HELLA Aglaia have announced a strategic collaboration for automotive vision applications. The three say they have created a new vision platform that will be made available to all automakers. The new platform, led by LG Electronics, is based on the idea that vision platforms must be open and safe to meet NCAP guidelines and to pave the way for level 3 to 5 automated driving.
The camera-based vision system, developed by LG Electronics together with NXP and HELLA Aglaia, is designed to detect and classify vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists and activate auto emergency braking (AEB). The cameras can be attached to the windshield behind a car’s rear-view mirror. Additionally, the system is designed to detect traffic signs, notify the driver of speed limits, monitor lane keeping, and facilitate steering correction in case of unintentional drift. NXP’s accelerated vision processing IP (image processor), together with algorithm expertise from HELLA Aglaia and LG, allow such applications to reportedly run at very low latency and within a market leading power envelope.
The new vision platform aims to provide automakers and suppliers with the technology they need to compete in NCAP 2020 testing scenarios. The solution’s goals are to strengthen the detection and classification of vulnerable road users with less delay, trigger emergency braking and emergency collision avoidance, and bring predictive sensing of hazardous conditions such as low light and obstructed view.
The system is on display at CES 2018, booth #CP-25 in the Central Plaza.