Tokyo ー TIER IV, an open source autonomous driving startup, is pleased to announce that it will start mass production of new Automotive HDR Cameras optimized for autonomous driving applications in October 2022. Sales targeting a wide range of customers in the market will be consigned to five distributors: Aisan Technology, ASMEC, Okaya & Co, PALTEK CORPORATION and Ryoden Corporation.
Camera technology plays a crucial role in advanced driver assistance systems and Level 2 autonomous driving systems. It is also indispensable for the invention of Level 3 and Level 4 autonomous driving systems. TIER IV has been engaged in the development of automotive cameras that outperform standard vision cameras in autonomous driving systems by applying extensive knowledge and advanced software design know-how acquired through a number of international flagship projects. Tests conducted for more than a year on this newly developed camera have demonstrated outstanding performance with regard to object detection and scene understanding in particular, which has ushered in its use as a standard camera for autonomous vehicles. TIER IV has been receiving many inquiries about its possible use not only in the area of autonomous driving but also for various purposes such as autonomous mobile robots, security and surveillance systems.
In addition to image quality, this camera boasts superb performance compared with existing commercially available cameras. TIER IV also offers an extensive array of support that will enable users to easily develop applications on their own.
Image Quality Features
In the future, in order to respond to a wide range of customer needs, TIER IV will commercialize a GMSL2-USB3 conversion kit so that customers can use this camera through a USB connection just like conventional Web cameras. The company will also add to its product lineup a new 5.4 megapixel high-definition model (C2) that uses Sony’s IMX490 CMOS image sensor. Furthermore, TIER IV is developing autonomous driving system development kits that are integrated with LiDARs and ECUs. By providing these products to the market, the company will step up initiatives to realize its vision “The Art of Open Source, Reimagine Intelligent Vehicles.”
Source: Tier IV, Inc., https://tier4.jp/en/media/detail/?sys_id=1FHDDN291PoPkFvdyuBgRl&category=NEWS