TRW has announced its next-generation camera system during its North America Ride & Drive event.
Due to launch in 2018, the TRW camera – referred to as the S-Cam4 family — will have an expanded object detection range and field of view that will meet the increasingly stringent regulatory requirements for advanced driver assist system (DAS) technologies.
The S-Cam4 family includes a single lens, mono-camera version based on a standard housing and mechanical package designed to help meet test protocols such as pedestrian triggered automatic emergency braking (AEB) and new potential requirements including a crossing bicycle AEB test. The innovative camera family also includes a premium three lens TriCam4 version to support advanced semi-automated driving functions.
The next-generation single lens unit builds on the proven S-Cam3 mono camera, while the three lens camera adds a telephoto lens for improved long distance sensing, and a fish-eye lens for improved short range sensing ideal for semi-automated driving functions such Highway Driving Assist and Traffic Jam Assist.
The S-Cam4 family will be equipped with Mobileye’s Eye Q4 image processor and object recognition algorithms together with TRW’s longitudinal and lateral control algorithms to further enhance performance in premium DAS and semi-automated applications.