In-cabin monitoring solution overcomes limitations in cars
EP&T MagazineAutomation / Robotics Electronics Engineering Software automotive in-cabin Monitoring Sensor software transportation
MELEXIS Emotion3D automotive in-cabin monitoring solution is based on 3D time-of-flight technology (ToF) and it overcomes limitations of established driver monitoring systems (DMS). 3D ToF cameras utilising firm’s automotive-qualified MLX75027, true VGA ToF sensor, and emotion3D’s CABIN EYE software simultaneously generate IR and distance images, thereby mapping a full scene in three dimensions. Information is used to accurately assess driver fitness to drive, whilst indicating the location of other occupants in the vehicle, detect limb position, track movements and body or hand gestures. Direct access to measured distance data greatly improves image segmentation options, reduces the computational load and thus lowers system cost.