Thermal camera development kit for self-driving cars from FLIR
FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the availability of a high-resolution thermal vision automotive development kit (ADK) featuring the high-performance FLIR Boson thermal camera for automakers, automotive parts suppliers, and makers of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The new FLIR ADK is intended to allow developers to add an affordable, long-range thermal camera to their ADAS development vehicles to help advance reliability and redundancy required for self-driving cars.
The FLIR ADK features the high-resolution FLIR Boson, which is equipped with an Intel Movidius Myriad 2 vision processing unit, a low-power multi-core vision processor that fits within a compact footprint package. The ADK is also compatible with the NVIDIA DRIVE autonomous vehicle computing platform.
"FLIR thermal imaging sensors have played a critical role in enhancing driver safety for more than a decade, and using them for advanced driver assistance systems in self-driving cars is a natural evolution," said James Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR. "With our latest high-resolution automotive development kit, automakers can develop and integrate thermal imaging technology in self-driving cars easier, faster, and with low cost of ownership."
The FLIR ADK is available for purchase. To learn more, visit http://www.flir.com/adk/.