Thermal Cameras for Smarter Cars and Safer Roads
FLIR is empowering the automotive community to create the next generation of safer, more efficient ADAS and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems using cost-effective thermal cameras.
Why ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles Need Thermal Infrared Cameras
Thermal Cameras and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)
Why Should Thermal Sensors be Mandatory for ADAS
Technical Advantages of Thermal Cameras in ADAS and AV Platforms
The Pathway to Affordable, Scalable Automotive Integration
Overcoming Technological & Logistical Automotive Integration Challenges
What Automotive Engineers and Developers Need to Know About Thermal Imaging
Download the solutions brief below to find out how FLIR thermal technology for cars can reduce accident rates by improving safety and automatic braking at night.
This comprehensive introduction to thermal imaging technology for automotive engineers and developers discusses the need for thermal imaging sensors in ADAS and AV, the cost of integration, how to overcome technological challenges, and how thermal cameras complement other sensors to make cars safer.
Get Started with the FLIR ADK™
The FLIR ADK™ incorporates FLIR’s 640 x 512 resolution Boson™ thermal camera in a heated all-weather IP67 housing with convenient mounting features and a USB or GMSL interface. This enables developers to quickly mount and connect the ADK and record data with an easy-to-use graphical user interface (GUI), all within minutes. The GUI allows for push-button video recording.
FREE - FLIR Thermal Starter Dataset for Algorithm Training
The first of its kind, the FLIR thermal dataset is free for ADAS and AV algorithm developers. It features an initial set of more than 14,000 annotated summer driving thermal images captured at day and night and their corresponding RGB imagery for reference. The dataset includes classification of five groups; people, dogs, cars, bicycles, and other vehicles.
Why FLIR Thermal for ADAS and AV?
FLIR produces the only automotive-qualified thermal camera that is in cars today. Through Tier 1 automotive supplier Veoneer, more than 500,000 cars have reliable night vision with pedestrian and animal detection. FLIR thermal cameras complement the ADAS and AV sensor suite. They provide the ability to reliably classify objects in the dark and through obscurants including smoke, sun glare, most fog – day and night. Because they see heat, they have a unique ability to reliably classify people and animals better than other ADAS and AV sensor technologies. Including thermal cameras in the suite of sensors increases the situational awareness, reliability and safety.
SEE FURTHER FOUR TIMES FARTHER THAN HIGH BEAMS ILLUMINATE
SEE CLEARLY IN CHALLENGING LIGHT CONDITIONS – SUN GLARE, FOG AND DARKNESS
RELIABLY CLASSIFY PEOPLE AND ANIMALS IN CLUTTERED ENVIRONMENTS
Looking for a night vision system for an existing vehicle?
PathFindIR II is a powerful thermal night vision system that helps you clearly see road hazards in total darkness, and it will alert drivers to nearby vehicles, people, and animals. Headlights typically illuminate about 450 feet straight ahead, but PathFindIR II detects heat without a need for light, allowing you to see up to four times farther down the road. It provides visibility through dust, smoke, or fog, and better capability to avoid an accident.