Bosch believes that when it comes to structure and function, cameras come closest to the human eye. The company recently announced that it has succeeded in developing a new technology that according to it will take automotive camera technology to a new level.
The technology uses a combination of its unique multi-path approach and artificial intelligence (AI) for object recognition will make surround sensing far more reliable, and road traffic safer. It can also improve legacy driver assistance systems and extend their application range.
According to Bosch, its MPC3 mono video camera is able to detect in a flash if an object is relevant for their driving strategy and determine what their reaction to relevant objects should be. It could also make emergency braking more reliable, since the camera can recognize pedestrians even when they are partially concealed.
The new Bosch camera improves road-sign recognition that features optical character recognition that reliably reads text and numbers on road signs, and presents this information to the driver on a dashboard display. This camera intelligence is based on Bosch know-how and integrated into a chip, known as V3H, made by the Japanese company Renesas. This new technology is set to debut in vehicles in 2019.
Source: Press Release