World’s Smallest Vision Sensor for Lane Departure Warning and Automatic High Beam Control Systems
Denso has announced the development of new vision sensor for active safety systems. The new vision sensor is 50 percent smaller than its predecessor; make it world’s smallest of its kind. The new sensor is used in active safety systems with Automatic High Beam (AHB) Control Systems as well as Lane Departure Warning (LDW) systems. The new sensor is equipped with a full-color camera instead of a monochrome camera allowing the LDW system to detect lane lines markings in various colors around the world.
In addition to this it would allow the AHB Control systems to easily distinguish the tail lights of the vehicle ahead from other light sources. The system would alert the driver when the vehicle is crossing the lane boundary to help avoid accidents caused by carelessly changing lane. In addition to this the system will automatically switch between high and low headlight beams according to the presence or absence of preceding or oncoming vehicles in order to increase the driver’s visibility at night.