Caravision Welcomes Smart Mobility Opportunities by Taking Part in 2022 Taipei AMPA Show
Caravision has accumulated extensive core technologies and capabilities after many years of investment in the automotive video market. It has now invested heavily in R&D for AI video computing in preparation for the coming of smart mobility. A series of smart transportation devices have been developed through the integration of onboard applications that accelerate the AI adoption process to provide a safer, more efficient and comfortable driving environment. Between April 20 and April 23, Caravision will be at “2022 Taipei AMPA” show (Booth K0124) to showcase its extended application products for smart vehicles, including: digital dash cameras, smart driving, collision-avoidance radar and other mobile surveillance solutions. The company aims to help the industry find the path forward for the commercialization of smart driving that puts safety first.
Caravision and its parent company Hi Sharp have continued to develop and integrate new functions that improve fleet driving safety in the transportation industry. Their latest product is a digital dash camera that complies with Article 16, Item 1 of the Vehicle Safety Testing Directions. The product is based on an all-new Taiwan-made IC platform available in 4-channel or 8-channel configurations that offer ease of use and expansion. The integrated digital tachograph replaces conventional paper tacograph with digital signals to record large amounts of driving data including vehicle startup, shutdown and stopping, driving time, speed, engine RPM, GPS location, mileage and idling. The information can be used for driver authentication, time management, habit mentoring and incident analysis. Computerized fleet management can be implemented through more effective logging/querying of vehicle driving information and route management.
The device can be integrated with Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) to constantly monitor a vehicle’s surroundings for frontal collision alert, blind post detection alert, rear approach alert, pothole detection, road sign reminder, alcohol interlock, and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS). Real-time monitoring to provide advance warning on problems with the road expands the driver’s field of view so they can cope with unexpected events. It can also serve as a building block for smart driving and collision avoidance decision-making.
There is also a Driver Monitoring System (DMS) that uses AI sensing technology inside the cabin to analyze a driver’s facial features and detect their current mental state. A voice alert is triggered by the system if there are signs of driver fatigue or distraction. The information is also transmitted to the back-end platform in real-time so that dispatch can assess the driver’s rest hours. Transportation safety can then be improved through risk reduction and accident prevention.
The front and rear wheels have different turning radius. The wheels therefore follow different tracks as well. To reduce the risk to disadvantaged road users from large vehicles, a sensor fusion solution based on individual cameras integrated with millimetric radars was developed to improve detection sensitivity. When the vehicle is turning at speeds of less than 20 km/h, the system will monitor the danger zone and trigger an alert if any object enters this zone. If the vehicle is moving faster than 20km/h, the system will automatically detect objects in the vehicle’s blind spot and 25cm to its rear. Automotive safety is therefore taken to a new level.
Caravsion hopes to develop more high-tech extended applications that improve the accuracy and integrity of vision-based driver assistance systems in large vehicles. In addition developing ADAS application modules and systems that conform to international automotive image sensing standards and cloud integration technology. The communication module (4G/5G) embedded in dash cameras will realize low-latency integration between the device and cloud server. If an event is detected by the system while driving or when car is stopped, the video is not only written to the device SD card to provide supporting evidence. The incident video can also be uploaded to the cloud server where it can be reviewed in real-time by the central command center via the fleet management platform. Driver and vehicle safety is enhanced by breaking down the limitations of space and time.