3D ToF sensor for autonomous driving

May 11, 2022

In autonomous driving, in-vehicle cameras are one of the important sensors. With the increase in the loading rate of ADAS, its usage is also growing rapidly. Of course, the application of in-vehicle camera is not only that, in the intelligent cockpit, it is also one of the new ways to realize human-computer interaction HMI.

The rise of camera applications in cars has benefited from the maturity of infrared cameras and AI technologies, especially 3D ToF sensor, which has become extremely popular in recent years. The infrared camera will not be affected by the intensity of light, and the 3D ToF sensor can recognize biological features, which can meet the needs of smart cockpits such as ID verification and emotion recognition.
3D ToF sensor can detect the driver’s line of sight. In addition, when the driver focuses on the 3D screen for a long time, the built-in tof camera can provide the detection function.
3D ToF sensor can also be used for gesture control: one of the solutions for innovative human-machine interaction in smart cars, aiming to reduce driver distraction caused by operating the screen and improve safety. Gesture-controlled solutions are available with 3D ToF sensors, which are small in size and very easy to integrate.

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