LDW systems use video camera technology to monitor the road while the vehicle is in motion and alert the driver when the vehicle is accidentally changing out of the driving lane or running off the road.
Tom Storrs, Takata’s Senior Executive Officer of Electronics Operations, says the acquisition will augment Takata’s capability in vision-based automotive safety products. He notes that the Cognex Assistware systems and technology have been developed “through years of testing and field experience. There are numerous LDW systems in vehicles today that utilize these specific algorithms to provide enhanced safety to their occupants.”
Takata had been working with Cognex to develop an LDW product for the heavy truck market when both companies realized the technology would be better delivered through Takata.