Israeli-based Adasky, developer of an advanced thermal sensor for the automotive industry and smart city applications, reported on a mass production agreement with a leading american auto maker. According to this agreement, the auto maker will incorporate Adasky’s Viper sensor in one of its future models, planned to be launched during 2023. The sensor, together with the software interpreting the signals will be incorporated in the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) installed in the vehicle. This integration is the first milestone in a joint multi-annual development plan, which may lead for incorporating Viper into other models and additional applications in the future.
Viper includes designated software for distance estimation, which enhances the Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) applications and Forward Collision Warning (FCW) system. In order to promote the cooperation, Adasky will speed up the opening of a new production line near its headquarters in Yoqne’am, and also plan to launch a new branch in the U.S.
Adasky’s Viper, is comprised of a high-performing thermal camera and state-of-the-art machine vision algorithms, together in one complete solution, that can be added to any autonomous vehicle to enable it to see better and analyze its surroundings. Viper passively collects FIR signals through detection of thermal energy radiated from objects and their body heat. AdaSky’s algorithms process the signals collected by the camera to provide accurate object detection and scene analysis, giving the vehicle the ability to precisely detect pedestrians at a few hundreds of meters, allowing more distance in which to react to driving decisions.
According to the company, Viper is the first high-resolution, thermal camera for autonomous vehicles with minimal size, weight and power consumption and no moving parts – at a price suited for mass market. Viper generates a new layer of information, originated from a different band of the electromagnetic spectrum, significantly increasing performance for classification, identification, and detection of objects and of vehicle surroundings, both near and far range.
AV, Covid-19 detection and Smart City
Based on its core technology, Adasky has released three product lines: thermal sensor for ADAS and AV systems, a customized system recently developed to monitor body temperature of passersby in crowded spaces, to detect persons potentially infected with Covid-19, and a thermal system for smart city applications.