The AK-TPV-640 / 384-19A automotive thermal imaging camera is designed to provide the vehicle driver with the ability to monitor the traffic situation in difficult driving conditions (night, fog, headlight illumination of oncoming traffic), reliably detect objects potentially dangerous on the road (people animals, various obstacles).
The main purpose of the automotive thermal imaging camera is to reduce the likelihood of a traffic accident by improving the quality of the driver’s monitoring conditions. Improving the vision of the road situation in such difficult conditions as night (especially with insufficient exterior lighting), fog, smoke, exposure to headlights of oncoming traffic is the most obvious solution, which will help avoid the occurrence of an emergency on the road.
The undeniable advantage of working with the thermal imaging spectrum of observation is a much better visibility of people and animals on the roads. Even in the daytime, a pedestrian in dark clothes may be invisible on the road. In the imager, the image of a person is of the same type and easily distinguishable from the surrounding traffic situation.
DEVICE AUTOMOBILE THERMAL VISION CAMERA AND ADVANTAGES
Automotive thermal imaging camera consists of a thermal imaging module, built on the basis of a DSP-processor and a sealed enclosure with protective heated glass, transparent in the thermal spectrum. The electronic unit of the thermal imaging module and the camera constructive is an in-house development of the organization.
The implementation of the module based on a DSP processor allows embedding such algorithms as automatic pedestrian detection, heat-body alignment (when adding a TV channel) directly into the module itself without additional external blocks. Another advantage of a programmable DSP processor is the ability to create a module entirely on the basis of a domestic element base.
Own development of the module allows you to quickly solve the issues of installation and modification of systems for a particular particular case, to quickly carry out repairs and upgrades, to provide open interfaces to system integrators.
In addition to directly installing in motor vehicles, stationary installation of cameras at intersections and pedestrian crossings is also possible in order to automatically analyze the traffic situation (detection and counting of vehicles and pedestrians).
Similar products are manufactured, for example, by the American firm Flir, the market leader in thermal imaging systems. But such systems are subject to supply restrictions, the supplied systems have underestimated technical characteristics (personnel frequency of 9 Hz, which significantly impairs the perception of a dynamic traffic situation).