Vayyar Imaging has announced the launch of its sensor technology within the automotive and autonomous driving markets. The 3D sensors enable groundbreaking safety advancements and enhance the security of self-driving and autonomous vehicles. A single such sensor can deliver vast sensing capabilities that previously required the combination of multiple technologies and sensors. Vayyar’s sensors are also safe, low cost, mobile and work in any lighting and environmental condition. They do not capture an optical image, and thus, respect privacy.
How 3D imaging Changes In-Car Monitoring and Safety?
- Vayyar’s embedded 3D sensors scan the interior of a car and give a real-time picture of everything happening within the vehicle.
- By monitoring vital signs from a distance, the sensors can alert a driver who is dozing off or send an alert to a parent if an infant or pet has been left in the car.
- These sensors create a 3D image that enables autonomous cars to identify the number of people inside the car and in case of an accident, optimize airbags to deploy and inflate based on the seating location and size of the vehicle’s passengers.
- 3D imaging sensors can be used to remove all blind spots, identifying nearby obstacles, cyclists, vehicles that are too close and self-parking, providing perimeter information both vertically and horizontally or large or small vehicles.
- Vayyar’s sensors are agnostic to environmental factors such as darkness, excessive light, heat or fog, allowing them to provide an increased level of safety.
- The company’s exclusive tracking and sensing technologies provides a safe human-robot co-working environment, with sophisticated collision avoidance and precise measurements that ensures greater productivity and safer interaction between humans and machines, such as robots, forklifts and small autonomous vehicles.
- 3D sensors also enable volumetric sensing and increased efficiencies in cargo management. When placed inside transport vehicles, the 3D sensors can map available space, the distribution of objects within the container, and also provide cargo integrity while in transit by detecting movements of the cargo in real-time.
According to a recent report by Research and Markets, the global 3D sensor market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 17.4 percent over the next decade, reaching approximately $12 billion by 2025.