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

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

Abstract:

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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