Smart Eye and OMNIVISION Announce Next Generation Automotive Interior Sensing Solution That Meets GSR and Euro NCAP Requirements

GOTHENBURG, Sweden and SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smart Eye AB, the global leader in AI interior sensing and Driver Monitoring System (DMS) software for the automotive industry, and OMNIVISION, a leading global developer of semiconductor solutions, including advanced digital imaging, analog and touch and display technology, today announced their combined solution for unparalleled accuracy in automotive interior detection. This solution will be demonstrated at AutoSens Brussels, from September 12 to 14, 2022.

The solution combines Smart Eye’s state-of-the-art algorithms for interior detection AI and OMNIVISION’s next-generation RGB-IR BSI Global Shutter (GS) sensor for Interior and Occupant Monitoring Systems (IMS). and WHO). It provides automotive OEMs with optimal interior detection functions that are fully compliant with General Safety Regulations (GSR) and Euro New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) requirements.

OMNIVISION’s GS sensor has the smallest 2.2 micron pixel and the highest near-infrared (NIR) 940 nm sensitivity in its class. It offers state-of-the-art performance, enabling single-LED designs, instead of 2-4 LEDs, reducing power consumption, size and cost. Glare is also minimized with OMNIVISION’s revolutionary Nyxel® NIR technology, which uses new silicon semiconductor architectures and processes to achieve the world’s highest quantum efficiency for DMS of 36% at length 940nm invisible NIR light waveform, providing the clearest pilot images for use by AI software algorithms. Moreover, the small pixel and the a-CSPTM package further reduce the size of the camera module. Coupled with Smart Eye’s new and improved interior detection algorithms, it can provide a complete and seamless solution for automotive OEMs.

“Indoor sensing requires sensors that deliver premium performance in complex environments,” said Detlef Wilke, vice president of automotive solutions at Smart Eye. “As the next generation of cars are taken to higher levels of autonomy, the innovative interior sensing capabilities made possible by these advanced technologies will be in high demand among automotive OEMs. This long-standing partnership with OMNIVISION will positioned to meet the needs of the industry today and in the future.

“GSR and Euro NCAP regulations will place additional requirements on detection capabilities for IMS, DMS and OMS,” said Andy Hanvey, Director of Automotive Marketing at OMNIVISION. “The next-generation pixel meets these requirements and requires only one LED. Combined with Smart Eye’s state-of-the-art algorithm, this is a compelling solution for automotive OEMs.”

The joint solution will be presented on stand 28 during AutoSens Brussels from September 12 to 14, 2022, to schedule an appointment, contact: [email protected] For more information, contact your OMNIVISION sales representative: www.ovt.com/contact-sales.

About the intelligent eye

Smart Eye is the global leader in Human Insight AI, technology that understands, supports and predicts human behavior in complex environments. We bridge the gap between humans and machines for a safe and sustainable future. Our multimodal software and hardware solutions deliver unprecedented human insight into automotive and behavioral research, also supported by Affectiva and iMotions, companies we acquired in 2021.

Smart Eye offers road-ready driver monitoring systems and next-level interior detection solutions based on two decades of automotive experience. Smart Eye’s technology is integrated into next-generation vehicles as OEM or Tier 1 solutions and has been selected by 14 of the world’s leading automakers for 94 car models, including BMW and Geely. Smart Eye also provides comprehensive hardware and software solutions for small volume fleets and OEMs, powering vehicles on the road today. As a preferred partner of the automotive industry, Smart Eye leads the way towards safer and more sustainable transport and mobility experiences, improving well-being, comfort and entertainment.

In behavioral research, our advanced eye tracking systems provide unparalleled performance in complex situations, delivering deep insights into human behavior and human-computer interaction in automotive, aviation, assistive technologies, behavioral sciences and many other fields. Today, our technology is used by NASA, Airbus, Boeing, Daimler, Audi, GM, Harvard University and hundreds of research organizations and universities around the world.

Smart Eye was founded in 1999, is listed on the stock exchange and is headquartered in Sweden with offices in the US, UK, Germany, Denmark, Egypt, Singapore, China and Japan. Learn more about: www.smarteye.ai.

About OMNIVISION

OMNIVISION is a global fabless semiconductor organization that develops advanced digital, analog and touchscreen imaging and display solutions for multiple applications and industries, including mobile phones; security and surveillance; automobile; computing; medical; and emerging applications. Its award-winning innovative technologies enable a smoother human-machine interface in many of today’s commercial devices. Learn more about www.ovt.com.

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