Smart Eye partners with ams OSRAM to provide 3D interior detection for enhanced driver monitoring

GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–smart eyethe global leader in Human Insight AI, today announced a collaboration with am OSRAM (AO), a global leader in optical solutions, to deliver new technology that will enable driver monitoring systems (DMS) and occupant monitoring systems (OMS) to detect the status and position of the driver and passenger with more precision than ever. The ICARUS Structured Lighting Evaluation Kit is a proof-of-concept that leverages existing architecture inside a vehicle to efficiently and cost-effectively deliver high-performance 3D sensing capabilities for Driver Monitoring (DMS ) and occupant monitoring (OMS).

Driver monitoring continues to be important as it is a key factor in helping to create a safer road environment. By monitoring driver actions, vehicle technology might be able to determine if the driver is tired or distracted and send a warning. Plus, it can provide more ride comfort, which often results in less distraction.

ICARUS combines Smart Eye interior sensing software with AO’s dot illumination technology to generate a more accurate depth map of the driver using a structured light method. AO’s dot illuminator installs above conventional flood lighting mechanisms, and when integrated with Smart Eye’s Human Insight AI-driven software, the DMS can support many Valuable new features with high accuracy, including Augmented Reality Head-Up Display (AR-HuD), Secure Driver Authentication and Advanced Body Positioning to further improve road safety by providing insight into deployment decisions airbags and pre-crash safety measures.

ICARUS is simple, easy to install, and serves as a low-cost upgrade for existing near-infrared based DMS hardware. It only requires the addition of an AO dot illuminator to work. By building the evaluation kit to be compatible with existing 2D architecture, Smart Eye and AO provide automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers the maximum value without having to redesign an entire system.

“We are delighted to collaborate with ams OSRAM on this innovative proof of concept. Driver monitoring is a critical function in new and existing vehicles on the road today,” says Henrik Lind, Research Director at Smart Eye, “This technology is key to advancing interior sensing technology in an era where automakers’ demand for an intelligent DMS is growing rapidly. accelerating. Smart Eye’s human-centric approach, combined with AO’s technology, allows us to explore the limits of AI-based automotive technologies and inspire a future of innovative advancements in mobility.

Firat Sarialtun, Global Segment Manager for In-Cabin Sensing at ams OSRAM, commented: “Structured light-sensing technology has proven itself in the consumer market, where it is used for example for secure face authentication in mobile phones. Previously, however, in the automotive world, 3D sensing was only implemented with dedicated indirect time-of-flight (iToF) cameras. By combining our accurate depth maps generated by the ams OSRAM platform with the robust, reliable and road-tested DMS of Smart Eye, ICARUS can support the most advanced DMS features to enhance the driving experience with the addition of a single laser component.

Smart Eye will present the ICARUS evaluation kit on its stand during the InCabin event in Brussels, Belgium on September 15, 2022.

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 fleets and small-volume 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.

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