Freescale, which will be the exclusive provider of this technology to the automotive market, has licenced CogniVue's APEX IP to enable vehicle cameras to sense the presence of any object in the vicinity
BANGALORE, INDIA: Freescale Semiconductor has licensed Image Cognition Processing (ICP) IP of CogniVue. It will be used into new processors for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) for ensuring automotive safety.
Freescale, which will be the exclusive provider of this technology to the automotive market, has licenced CogniVue's APEX IP to enable vehicle cameras to sense the presence of any object in the vicinity. The company is in plans to offer new processors that bring ICP to automotive cameras, later this year.
"Advanced driver assistance systems are becoming more and more sophisticated. And, while ADAS are already included on many luxury vehicle models, there is increasing demand to include them on higher-volume mainstream vehicles. Today's collision avoidance systems are typically enabled by digital signal processors or field-programmable gate arrays. Freescale is taking a different approach by integrating CogniVue's Image Cognition Processing IP into our processors, providing massively parallel processing in small packages and with very low power consumption,'' said Ray Cornyn, vice president of Freescale's Automotive MCU Division.
CogniVue’s products capture, analyse and render video and images for smart cameras used in automotive vision systems and smart video monitoring markets. CogniVue's APEX technology enables extraction of application-specific information from a scene and interpreting the image data to make decisions or take actions based on the extracted data.
With pattern recognition, detection and classification algorithms, smart cameras can detect objects and people around the vehicle and measure distance to alert the driver of an impending collision.