Complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors for automotive applications

C. De Locht and H. Van Den Broeck,    Melexis Technologies NV, Belgium


This chapter reviews the application of cameras in cars. It covers vision systems and sensing systems from a safety point-of-view before outlining the individual requirements of image sensors for optimum results. The future development of this technology is also discussed.

Key words

vision applications; sensing applications; warning; recognition; detection; safety

8.1 Automotive applications

Cameras in cars serve a wide variety of applications. Two groups can be distinguished:

1. cameras that are used to show an image on a screen to the driver, so called vision applications, and ...

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