Night vision systems are driver assistance systems supporting car drivers at night. The first generation of night vision systems has already been introduced to the market.
The public-funded project NIRWARN supports research efforts on the second generation of night vision systems with an integrated warning function, i.e. these systems can detect objects on the road and determine whether an object is classified as safety-critical obstacle or not.
Cooperating in the NIRWARN project are the Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS), DaimlerChrysler AG, Docter Optics GmbH and Robert Bosch GmbH. The project consortium has just presented the first promising results during a conference at the Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart.
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