ZF have launched their S-Cam 4.8 ADAS camera to enhance automated emergency braking, lanekeeping, and semi-automated vehicle functions. Initial OEM inclusion begins with the Nissan Rogue in the USA.
ZF say the camera is among the first to offer a 100° horizontal field of view, which will help automakers get 5-star ratings under future Euro NCAP protocols, as well as the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ plaudit in the USA, and general safety regulations that require increasingly stringent test protocols for safety-critical systems.
“The S-Cam 4.8 will offer ZF customers the opportunity to further refine systems like automatic emergency braking for pedestrians and cyclists while offering best-in-class lane keeping system performance”, said Christophe Marnat, executive vice president and general manager of ZF’s Electronics and ADAS division.
ZF, in collaboration with longtime partner Mobileye, design, develop, and deliver advanced camera systems based on Mobileye’s EyeQ4 processor for advanced object recognition technology that can be particularly effective in helping protect vulnerable road users. The hardware includes an industry-first premium three lens Tri-Cam4 version to support advanced semi-automated driving functions, adding a telephoto lens for improved long-distance sensing capabilities, and a fisheye lens for improved short-range sensing with a wider field of view.