“Night View System” with Pedestrian Detection Using Near-Infrared Light

The “Night View System” was introduced in 2002 with the aim of further reducing traffic accidents by assisting the driver’s field of vision at night to help decrease the driver’s burden. This system consists of near-infrared lamps, a single near-infrared camera, and a display to show near-infrared images. The driver can look at the display in order to better grasp the situation in front of the vehicle, rather than relying only on the real field of vision illuminated by the low beam. The existing system left image recognition up to the driver; however, the new system can help notify the driver of pedestrians ahead of the vehicle. Pedestrian detection is achieved by image processing of near-infrared images. The world’s first on-board pedestrian detection system with near-infrared image for vehicles was introduced in 2008.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: ITS Connections: Saving Time. Saving Lives

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  • Accession Number: 01144876
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 2009 3:04PM