Thermal Sensors for Smarter Cars & Safer Roads
Advanced Driver Assist Systems
Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS) will revolutionize travel and transport while improving safety. Thermal cameras, along with other sensors, will be used to quickly detect and classify hazards in the road, increasing safety for passengers and pedestrians. FLIR is empowering the automotive community to create the next generation of safer, more efficient ADAS and driverless vehicle systems using cost-effective thermal cameras.
FLIR Thermal Dataset for Algorithm Training
The first of its kind, the FLIR thermal dataset is free for ADAS and autonomous vehicle algorithm developers. Available in July 2018, it features an initial set of more than 10,000 annotated summer driving thermal images captured at day and night
Thermal cameras provide the ability to classify and identify objects at high speeds, in the dark, and through obscurants (smoke, sun glare, fog) 24 hours a day. Because they see heat, they have a unique ability to identify people and animals better than other ADAS sensor technologies. Including thermal in the suite of ADAS sensors increases the driving system’ situational awareness, making the system more reliable.
SEE FURTHER THAN HIGH BEAMS
See clearly in challenging light conditions
DETECT AND IDENTIFY PEOPLE AND ANIMALS IN CLUTTERED ENVIRONMENTS
FLIR has been a leading OEM to Tier 1 automotive suppliers for 10+ years, supplying reliable night vision for pedestrian and animal protection. Over half a million thermal sensors from FLIR are on the roads today, making the roads safer. Fire rescue, recreational vehicles, maritime and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) all benefit from seeing in total darkness offering more time to react to pedestrians, cars, animals and virtually any other hazard to avoid an accident. FLIR Thermal Sensors Complement the ADAS Sensor Suite.