Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Convergence 2008 in Detroit featured the debut of smart image processing chips that could enable future cars to make decisions based on visual information for navigational tasks like collision avoidance, green energy functions like motion-activated dashboards and environment comfort like automatic window tinting. STMicroelectronics (Geneva) announced a smart CMOS image sensor that runs decision-making vision processing software from Mobileye (Amstelveen, Netherlands). Separately, Elmos Semiconductor (Dortmund, Germany) showed an optical motion detection chip that can read hand gestures in 3-D and a sun-angle sensor that does not require an optical focusing mechanism.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 7:50 AM