BOSTON, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro-NCAP) has drafted its strategy to protect VRUs (Vulnerable Road Users) that amount to around half of all deaths and injuries on Europe's roads.
The Strategy Analytics report, "Euro-NCAP Raises The Bar On Automotive Camera Performance," comments on how the resulting test requirements have affected the design of automotive camera modules and how consumer demands are affecting specifications for park assist cameras. It also details the emergence of new camera applications and new imaging concepts that will help drive automotive camera demand to almost 200 million units in 2023.
"VRUs crossing the road have presented auto makers with the challenge of widening the field of view in front windshield cameras – and with that, the resulting need to increase resolutions so that object recognition algorithms can still operate without compromising on operational range," said Kevin Mak, Senior Analyst at the Automotive Practice of Strategy Analytics.
He added, "The impact of this increased camera performance will be the increased processing power needed to run image processing. Strategies must be in place to ensure that the increase in performance requirements does not result in a drastic increase in costs, when auto makers are keen to maintain their safety record and attain the coveted 5-star NCAP awards for their models that require standard fitment of active safety features. Furthermore, new applications, such as long range, highway speed object recognition in front windshield cameras, traffic light detection and side mirror-replacement cameras, will also require an increase in camera performance."
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