Researchers from the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America; Washington, DC, USA) have produced a new report that provides an overview of vision-based technology and its potential for the transportation sector.
The authors of the report believe that market penetration of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) -- many of which rely upon computer vision -- will increase due to market demand for safety features, in addition to regulatory incentives.
They say that, in the near future, it is likely that almost every new light vehicle will have at least one computer vision-based system. The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), for example, is considering a rule that could potentially mandate that all vehicles sold in the US after 2014 include a rear-mounted camera and an in-vehicle display.
The backup camera hardware may also serve as a platform that could support additional advanced computer vision-based applications such as Intelligent Parking Assist Systems (IPAS), which automate parallel parking maneuvers.
The report is available on-line here.
Interested in vision systems in transportation applications? Then be sure to check out this three-part series from Vision Systems Design.
In Part I of this three-part series, Dr. Ned Lecky from Lecky Integration (Little Falls, NY, USA) provides an overview of the challenges faced by developers of vision systems for the intelligent transportation system marketplace.
In Part II of this three-part series, Dr. Ned Lecky from Lecky Integration (Little Falls, NY, USA) offers insight into the selection of cameras and lighting for the intelligent transportation system marketplace.
In Part III of this three-part series, Dr. Ned Lecky from Lecky Integration (Little Falls, NY, USA) puts the selection of computers and software for the intelligent transportation system marketplace into perspective.
-- Dave Wilson, Senior Editor, Vision Systems Design