Boson-based thermal sensing technology from FLIR Systems has been adopted by automotive supplier Veoneer for its level-four autonomous vehicle production contract, planned for 2021 with a “top global automaker” according to FLIR.
Veoneer’s system will include multiple thermal sensing cameras with narrow and wide field-of-view capabilities that, according to FLIR, can see four times farther than headlights at night and are adept at detecting people and other living things. Thermal sensing cameras also perform well when facing direct sun and glare, or in fog and rain conditions.
“FLIR’s automotive-qualified thermal sensing cores are a key component of Veoneer’s thermal sensing cameras and systems, which have proven effective on hundreds of thousands of passenger vehicles to date,” said Frank Pennisi, President, FLIR Systems’ Industrial Business Unit.
Veoneer’s fourth-generation thermal sensing system scheduled for a 2020 release will also feature FLIR thermal sensing cores.