Foresight Autonomous Holdings has completed field tests on a prototype of a traffic-accident prevention system that uses both thermal and visible-light cameras.
Increased demand for such products led the company to develop the new system, which may be shown in a real-time demonstration within a few months, a Foresight release said.
The crash-prevention system uses four cameras that operate on different portions of the visible spectrum, allowing them to spot potential issues that the human eye may not detect under certain conditions such as fog, haze, smoke, rain or snow. Foresight said it is not aware of any other system that has such capabilities.
Foresight was founded two years ago to develop and offer advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) based on 3-D video analysis and advanced image processing. ADAS alerts drivers to potential issues that may cause accidents, including driver fatigue and distracted driving.