Thermal Cameras for Safer AEB

Fused Thermal Camera and Radar Pedestrian Detection and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) System

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From the Executive Summary:
"FLIR Systems Inc. contracted VSI Labs to develop a proof-of-concept automatic pedestrian detection system that fuses radar and FLIR thermal camera data to detect and estimate the distance of a pedestrian from the front of a test vehicle."

Testing Automatic Emergency Braking with FLIR Thermal Cameras

Testing Automatic Emergency Braking with FLIR Thermal Cameras

Recently, FLIR Systems Inc. contracted VSI Labs to develop a proof-of-concept AEB system that fused perception data from a FLIR ADK’s ethernet-based Boson® thermal camera and a Delphi ESR 2.5 radar. The radar provided range data and the thermal camera provided object detection and classification. VSI recently conducted initial performance tests based on Euro NCAP requirements at the American Center for Mobility (ACM).