Running on a mono-camera the Mobileye Vehicle Detection (VD) algorithms recognize all motorised vehicles such as cars, motorcycles and trucks, in day and night time conditions (as a stand alone vision system) and was developed and tested on many tens of thousands of hours of driving from all around the world by Mobileye and global vehicle makers and accurately estimates the range to the preceding vehicle, comparably to radar based vehicle detection. Vehicle Detection provides the core detection for multiple functions –such as Forward Collision Warning & pre-crash mitigation, Headway Monitoring & Warning and from 2013 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) which will be launched at one of the best know luxury vehicle makers globally.
Mobileye’s first generation vision based vehicle detection is in production on a wide range of Volvo vehicles since 2007 as a radar-vision fusion system and is also included based on a mono camera in Mobileye’s aftermarket systems providing Vehicle Detection for full speed range Forward Collision Warning and Headway Monitoring & Warning.
Today Mobileye is running multiple series development programs based on its second generation Vehicle Detection (VD2), running on the EyeQ2 processor, both as Vision-only applications and enhanced also radar-vision fusion systems for both Warning and Collision Mitigation by Braking systems. The first launch was in 2010 on the Volvo S60 and with multiple other global vehicle makers launching from 2011 onwards.
Based on the first generation vehicle detection using EyeQ processor and a VGA resolution imager new vehicles can be detected up to approximately 70 meters and can be tracked to beyond 100 meters in vision-only mode.
The VD2 Vehicle Detection system, based on the EyeQ2 processor, acquires new targets up to 100 meters or more with a VGA resolution imager, and tracks them beyond this. The system also detects vehicles down to zero speed for Traffic Jam Assist functionality and automatic emergency braking (AEB) or low speed Forward Collision Warning systems . VD2 enhances vehicle detection performance in all aspects, and will enable features such as Adaptive Cruise Control to move to vision based sensing. Future use of automotive qualified high resolution imagers (to beyond 1MP) will allow new targets to be detected up to 200 meters. This will allow further enhancement of all functionality.
The second generation VD2 Vision-only Vehicle Detection system currently detects as follows:
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