At CES in Las Vegas, Hisense Group and its subsidiary Hisense TransTech and Corephotonics will be demonstrating TransportEye, an automotive stereo 3D camera system. This is the culmination of an extensive co-development process, with the respective expertise of both companies being pivotal in achieving the highest range and accuracy required for ADAS while fully complying with automobile industry reliability standards.
The TransportEye system has the longest detection range currently supported by any automotive stereo camera - reaching distances of up to 100m. This is combined with a wide field of view, necessary for earlier hazard detection, plus low-light performance. It has a compact design, with a camera baseline of just 12cm, making it supposedly the smallest solution in the industry to possess long range capabilities. Taking up minimal space, the TransportEye system fits conveniently behind a car’s rearview mirror.
Thanks to the advanced proprietary algorithms allowing sub-pixel accuracy for depth map creation, combined with high precision calibration techniques employed, the TransportEye automotive stereo camera system achieves elevated degrees of depth ranging accuracy - down to one percent. These algorithms also play a key a role in dynamically compensating for misalignment of cameras due to vibrations and extreme temperature variance.
“Hisense Group, together with its subsidiary Hisense TransTech, has served the global transportation market for several decades, gaining an innate understanding of the various challenges that automotive OEMs are facing nowadays,” stated Charlie Wang, CTO of Hisense Group. “By working with the engineering staff at Corephotonics on this project we are enabling the most advanced safety features to the broadening automotive camera market. Through this partnership Hisense Group plans to extend its reach into the ADAS market with the vision to serve autonomous driving vehicles.”
“This strategic collaboration with Hisense Group is an important milestone for Corephotonics. It extends our reach beyond the mobile sector into exciting new vertical markets, such as automotive,” stated David Mendlovic, CEO of Corephotonics. “The combination of our unique innovations in camera design and computational imaging, together with Hisense's technologies and extensive production capabilities has proven essential for the success of this venture.”
You can see the TransportEye live demo by visiting the Hisense booth at CES 2018 - Central Hall, booth 10039.