Marco Jacobs, Vice President of Marketing at videantis, presents the "Computer Vision in Cars: Status, Challenges, and Trends" tutorial at the May 2016 Embedded Vision Summit.
Just as horse carriages were replaced by cars in the 1920s, human operators in our cars will be replaced by electronics in the 2020s. The benefits are tremendous: self-driving cars save lives, save time and save cost. For car manufacturers, this will be a gradual change. With each new model year, they’re adopting increasingly sophisticated advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that aid the driver, instead of taking full control. These systems use cameras and computer vision techniques to understand the vehicle’s surroundings. Besides detecting pedestrians, vehicles, lanes, signs, and obstacles, these systems must be aware of where these objects are, and where they’re going. In this talk, Jacobs provides an overview of the state of ADAS today and gives a glimpse into the future. He highlights technology trends, challenges, and lessons learned, with a focus on the crucial role that computer vision plays in these systems.