Today’s enormous amount of traffic and higher driving speeds requires a new, more sophisticated level of in-car safety systems that are suited to all manner of driving situations. Leading car manufacturers already have built-in obstacle warning systems, based on computer vision technology, in their cars.
Our obstacle detection solution helps to ensure driving safety at high speeds. IQrity uses digital stereo images acquired by 2 CCD-video cameras that can be extended to a complete automatic vehicle guidance system. This solution reliably detects obstacles of different types at a distance of up to 100 meters, during the day or night, against the sun or in changing lighting conditions (e.g. when a car comes out of a tunnel), and produces an alarm. This gives drivers more time to react and slow down, decreasing the risk of accidents and increasing driver safety. Our solution boasts high reliability: it recognizes turns on the road, while other competitive solutions detect boundary posts and reflections from water on the road as obstacles, producing a false alarm.