4D imaging experts, Vayyar Imaging, has introduced the first automotive 4D point cloud application using a single radar chip. 4D point cloud transforms radar technology by constructing a real-time, high-resolution 4D visualization of both the in-cabin and exterior environments of a car.
Vayyar’s low-cost, high-performance single chip with point cloud displays the dimension, shape, location and movement of people and objects, enabling the complete classification of the car’s environment, regardless of bad lighting or harsh weather conditions. The company’s point cloud creates a new opportunity for a holistic solution maximizing in-cabin and exterior safety.
In-cabin solutions include seat belt reminders, optimized airbag deployment, gesture control, driver drowsiness alerts, and infant detection alarms, even if the infant is covered by a blanket or hidden in a car seat or in the foot well. Vayyar’s exterior solutions map and classify the car’s surroundings to enable enhanced parking assistance, blind spot detection, lane switching assistance, automatic speed and distance control, and alerts for height obstacles, obstructions and more.
Vayyar’s Radar on a Chip (ROC) solution has 48 transceivers at 76-81 GHz which use over 2,000 virtual channels. The chip also has an internal DSP for real-time signal processing. This single chip solution can easily be integrated into existing automotive frameworks, reducing the overall cost and number of sensors needed for the vehicle.
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