News Release - Magna Lands Industry-First Award for Integrated Driver and Occupant Monitoring System
- System solution fully integrates camera and electronics into the interior mirror
- Driver and in-cabin occupant monitoring achieved with a single camera
- Starts production in 2024 with German automaker
The system reduces packaging complexities by fully integrating Magna’s high-resolution camera, infrared emitters and electronic control unit into the company’s interior mirror. One of the unique features is the camera which is hidden behind the mirror glass, providing both packaging and styling improvements compared to existing solutions on the market today. Advanced software monitors the driver’s head, eye and body movement to help detect signs of distracted behaviour, drowsiness and fatigue. In addition, the system features in-cabin monitoring which allows it to not only monitor the driver, but the activities and presence of other occupants in the vehicle.
“Distracted driving remains one of the leading causes of vehicle accidents globally and many markets are consequently making driver monitoring a standard safety technology,” said John O’Hara, President of
A unique feature of Magna’s system is the central, unobstructed location high on the windscreen which provides an optimal view of the driver, front seat passenger, second and third row occupants. This allows both driver and occupancy monitoring with a single camera – uniquely packaged into the mirror unit.
“Our driver monitoring system opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to integration with other ADAS vehicle technologies, and lends itself to new mobility concepts such as authentication for ride sharing. With our full systems expertise, Magna is ideally positioned to unlock these opportunities – further helping to improve safety, comfort and convenience for all who share the road.”
Driver Monitoring, Occupant Monitoring, Safety, Software, ADAS, driver assistance systems
Magna is more than one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive space. We are a mobility technology company with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team of 154,000 employees and an organizational structure designed to innovate like a startup. With 60+ years of expertise, and a systems approach to design, engineering and manufacturing that touches nearly every aspect of the vehicle, we are positioned to support advancing mobility in a transforming industry. Our global network includes 347 manufacturing operations and 90 product development, engineering and sales centres spanning 28 countries.
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Source: Magna International Inc.