SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- At CES 2018, Seek Thermal™, the company behind some of the most groundbreaking thermal imaging products and core platforms, will showcase the first high-resolution thermal imaging camera for automotive aftermarket priced at under $999. Designed to enhance driver awareness and increase overall road safety, the thermal image camera easily integrates with existing automotive infotainment systems, making it easier than ever to add high-resolution thermal imaging to your vehicle at an unprecedented price point.
"The goal of thermal imaging is simple: to give drivers information about their surroundings and help them react to potential hazards," said Tim LeBeau of Seek Thermal. "Risky driving factors such as darkness, rain, fog, snow, and glare become far less dangerous when a driver has access to real-time thermal data. These benefits will also be key in increasing safety in autonomous vehicles. Due to high cost though, this technology has only been available in a select number of high-end automobiles. It is our mission to provide life-saving technology that is available to everyone."
Inside a hermetically sealed housing, the infrared thermal imaging sensor alerts the driver of potential hazards such as people, animals, and nearby vehicles, literally enabling them to See The Unseen™. It uses 12 VDC input power and standard NTSC video output for compatibility with most displays.
- 320 x 240 high-resolution thermal sensor with 76,800 temperature pixels for maximum image clarity and sensitivity.
- 24-degree field of view, dual-element chalcogenide lens, optimized for identifying potential hazards at any speed.
- Simple installation to integrate with existing infotainment systems.
- IP-69 rated housing with integrated window heater to withstand harsh weather conditions.
Seek's thermal image camera for automotive aftermarket will be available for under $999 through select distributors in North America and Europe.
To view Seek Thermal's new white paper on thermal data and automotive, visit: https://www.thermal.com/uploads/1/0/1/3/101388544/seek_thermal_whitepaper_automotive.pdf
For more information on Seek Thermal, visit: www.thermal.com.
About Seek Thermal
Seek Thermal engineers and manufacturers low-cost, high-resolution thermal imaging cores for commercial, consumer, and IoT applications. Founded by industry pioneers who spent 40 years advancing the state of military and professional-grade thermal technologies, Seek Thermal has developed a break-through line of OEM thermal cores in a small, market-leading size footprint. Designed for small form factor, lightweight and low power consumption applications, Seek Thermal cores deliver high-end thermal capabilities, accuracy, and performance to enable many new applications and products.
SOURCE Seek Thermal