We reproduce below his 6 main points:
– The most significant advantages of Visiocorp systems fitted on Volvo’s compared to today’s radar-based systems is that they provide a warning at a speed of only 10 Km/h whereas radar-based systems typically start at 50-60 Km/h, which means they do not react in urban areas
– In principle, the technologies currently available represent the first generation of DAS. Nearly all are standalone features that typically react to just one situation. With the same effort as the development of this first generation, engineers are now working on enhancing performance and integration.
– In order to keep cost, weight, complexity and electric current low, it is a clear benefit to keep the number of sensors low. Cameras, for example, are already adequate as exclusive sensors for a full parking assistance system, as recently announced by VW.
– The best way to save costs is to integrate as many features as reasonable in the smallest possible number of sensors. For this reason, those sensors that can be utilized for multiple applications are in the focus of our innovation roadmap. We consider image sensors to be one of the best technologies to allow cost reduction.
– In the future, will be considered Rearview cameras and other camera applications for commercial vehicles and trucks, distance control/pre crash systems for upper price segments, and lane change assist in upper price segments.
– We foresee most vehicles in traditional markets with multiple cameras; their density depending on the development of safety regulations.