Elon Musk famously thinks that cars can be made to drive themselves without relying on expensive laser-ranging lidars. But while Tesla is moving ahead with one fewer sensor than most self-driving car companies, a new startup wants them to add yet another—an infrared camera.
Adasky is developing a far infrared thermal camera called Viper that it says can expand the conditions that automated cars will be able to operate in, and improve safety.
“Today’s sensors are not good enough for fully self-driving cars and that’s where we come in,” says Dror Meiri, vice president of business development at Adasky. “We think infrared (IR) technology can bridge the gap from Level 3 all the way to Levels 4 and 5.”
Read the rest of “Night Vision for Self-Driving Cars” from the source: IEEE Spectrum Cars That Think.