OmniVision Technologies, Inc. unveils its near infrared (NIR) capable single-chip automotive CMOS image sensors which can operate in dual mode, allowing them to function equally well in both day and night vision applications. The NIR capability improves functionality for automotive safety and security applications while allowing OEMs and automotive manufacturers to simplify system designs. This dual mode night vision capability is useful in driver assistance and safety applications such as pedestrian, object and sign detection, as well as rear view or backup camera applications. These sensors provide optimal night vision using a single, low-power LED which has a negligible effect on vehicle battery life, so the system will remain active even when the vehicle is not operated for long periods of time.
OmniVision Technologies, Inc.