Driver Monitoring Systems are one of the interrelated parts of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) and are essential for Level 3 and higher driving systems. The systems use deep learning algorithms to visually monitor and detect a driver’s lack of attention to the road and can offer pre-collison warnings. Euro NCAP has made DMS a primary safety function slated for NCAP incorporation by 2020 and some forecasts predict a market of more than one billion dollars by 2026.
In this line, NXP Semiconductors and Momenta have announced a collaboration on automotive-grade Driver Monitoring Solutions (DMS). NXP Semiconductors operates in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications space. The company is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy, and smart connected solutions markets. Momenta builds deep-learning based software in perception, HD semantic mapping, and data-driven path planning enables the realization of full autonomy.
Automotive-grade Driver Monitoring Solutions form the basis of the systems that monitor driver attentiveness, and play important roles in increasing safety on the road and helping carmakers address upcoming NCAP requirements. The joint effort between NXP and Momenta aims to enable car makers to deploy DMS applications into mass automotive production.
The first solution from the NXP and Momenta collaboration will combine the high performance, power-efficient architecture of NXP’s Open Vision Platform (S32V2) with Momenta’s deep learning software and expertise. The solution aims to optimize, compress and accelerate deep neural networks so that they can run efficiently on an automotive-grade DMS embedded platform.
Source: Press Release