The driver monitoring system detects the driver’s attentiveness and behavior in order to improve vehicle safety and enhance convenience.
Accurate eye and head-pose tracking enables micro-sleeps, drowsiness, and driver distraction to be detected reliably. This helps in deciding whether the driver is ready to take back control of the vehicle in an automated driving situation. Face recognition and eye gaze detection furthermore enable personalized control options and intuitive operation of the vehicle HMI.
Previously, other approaches included using multiple LCDs, which lacked the optical characteristics and transmittance to achieve acceptable backlight power levels required for automotive displays.
Visteon has been working on next-generation of 3D solutions based on lenticular array technology – a combination of miniature lenses placed in front of the LCD and precisely aligned with the TFT pixels. The blending of these micro-lenses and certain sophisticated video processing procedures creates the 3D effect for the driver. Visteon’s cluster precisely tracks the position of the driver’s eyes. Video processing algorithms generate left-eye and right-eye views, while the micro-lens array directs each view toward the corresponding driver’s eye.
Information is displayed on the outermost level of the skin with sizing and positioning that is easy to see as the situation demands.
The display appears when necessary, but is normally switched off to reduce inconvenience and maintain a beautiful appearance.
Supports a wide range of possibilities such as real or artificial leather, and metal-like or wood-like decorations
The smart autonomous door system is a necessary function for automated driving. Driverless vehicles must be able to open and close their doors even without operators or door handles to deal with different practical situations and allow passengers to get in and out conveniently.
The sensor is part of a larger system that helps drivers identify and navigate around other vehicles when changing lanes or reversing out of a parking space, and controls the autonomous emergency braking function to avoid imminent collisions.
The Mirror Replacement Vision System provides a front/back HD camera and display system instead of physical side and rear-view mirrors. It gives three-split-view for key moments such as changing lanes or parking.