Highly automated driving will give vehicle occupants more freedom of movement inside the vehicle. A 3D interior camera from ZF can enable new comfort and safety benefits. As part of the ZF IOS, it can collect real-time information about the size, position and posture of passengers. As a result, the performance of various occupant safety systems in the vehicle can be adapted in such a way that in an emergency, the impact of a collision can be better mitigated.
ZF’s 3D interior observation system can detect and classify occupants and objects in the car.
Driver monitoring will also play a key role in transfer scenarios between human driver and autopilot; the IOS can also determine whether the driver has his hands on the steering wheel, is actively steering the vehicle and has his head facing the road.