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.
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 ...