Chapter 18

HDR Imaging in Automotive Applications

U. Seger    Robert Bosch GmbH, Leonberg, Germany

Abstract

“High dynamic range image sensors” are essential for automotive driver assistance systems, and the automotive industry inspired and sponsored their development to a large extent. The Programme for a European Traffic System with Highest Efficiency and Unprecedented Safety (PROMETHEUS) launched in 1986 led to the requirements for automotive video systems for which the human observer was the reference model. The performance of the human eye (or other biological archetypes) has been seen to be necessary for the detection of traffic signs and road markings as well as everything else that needs to be detected to navigate through road traffic. ...

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