Magna’s world-leading thermal sensing systems detect pedestrians and animals, and help drivers see up to four times the headlight range. Our next generation system adds new features including support for Automatic Emergency Braking.
The system uses an infrared video camera mounted in the front of the vehicle, sensitive to temperature differences of less than 1/10th of a degree, to create a highly detailed thermal image of the roadway scene. Our world class algorithms detect animals, pedestrians, and cyclists more than 100 meters ahead of the vehicle to alert drivers of such hazards. The algorithms can run in a dedicated ECU or be hosted by an OEM’s central compute unit (CCU).
Real-time thermal video gives a driver visibility of the roadway and environment ahead, even in total darkness. Thermal sensing can also provide visibility through fog, smog, and smoke. Since thermal cameras do not “see” visible light, the system is not affected by the headlights of oncoming vehicles or glare from the sun.
- Object Classification
- 2-Wheeled Vehicles
- General Objects
- Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking
- Improved Forward Collision Avoidance
- Day/Night Operation
- Object Spotlighting (Now Available in US)
- Road Edge Classification