AMSTERDAM, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobileye N.V. announced today an agreement with Visteon Corporation whereby the two companies will jointly develop strategies and technologies that will control tomorrow's smart headlamp systems. Growing use of Mobileye on-board camera systems makes it possible to feed information to Visteon's smart headlamp systems, expanding the possibilities of such systems. One specific application of the combined technologies may include automatically switching between high and low headlight beams. Additionally, other more advanced lighting control strategies are expected, which allow the driver better viewing with longer-range capabilities.
The advanced lighting strategies made possible by the two companies would be enabled by camera processing abilities that include vehicle detection, on-coming and preceding light source analysis and range estimations. Together these technologies would define the optimal lighting profile to enable the driver to maximize the viewing range under most conceivable conditions.
Mobileye will utilize its core vision processing capabilities, including lane departure warning systems, vehicle detection, high beam assist and traffic sign recognition, to provide data that will feed the Visteon headlamp system. Most of these Mobileye technologies have already been launched by various automobile manufacturers, including Volvo, BMW and General Motors. The Visteon system will analyze Mobileye's data and convert it to useful information for its headlamp systems to add higher levels of intelligence and functionality.
Adding intelligence to lighting systems fits naturally with the current path of optimizing the high beam usage in the current high beam-assist systems introduced by car makers, stated Dr. Gideon Stein, Chief Scientist of Mobileye N.V.
Dr. Rainer Neumann, Visteon's director, global business development for lighting, added that With the additional data that Mobileye can provide, headlight usage can be elevated to a higher functional level, allowing the driver to gain maximum viewing range under most conditions and driving scenarios.
Mobileye is a pioneer in the development of vision systems for on-board Driving Assistance Systems; providing data for decision making applications such as Mobileye's Adaptive Cruise Controls, Lane Departure Warning, Forward Collision Warning, Headway Monitoring, High Beam Assist and more. Founded in 1999, the company is recognized as the leading provider of vision-based driver assistance technologies and has been selected by major automotive companies worldwide for their production vehicles.
To date, Mobileye's technology has been launched by BMW 5-Series, 6-Series, 7-Series, Volvo S80, XC70 and V70 models, and Buick Lucerne, Cadillac DTS and STS.
In addition to OEM activities, Mobileye produces a complete off-the-shelf line of products, the Mobileye AWS(TM), (Advance Warning System), which contains features already in OEM production and new customer features to be launched by OEMs in the future.
Mobileye N.V. is headquartered in The Netherlands, with RD in Israel and offices in the U.S., Cyprus and Japan. Mobileye is a technological leader in the area of advanced image sensing and processing technology for automotive applications, with a product offering covering the entire range of vision applications. Mobileye's unique monocular vision platform works as a third eye to help drivers improve safety and avoid accidents, and has the potential to revolutionize the way we drive. Mobileye's products of software algorithms bundled into the EyeQ system-on-chip can be found in BMW, GM and Volvo models since 2007.
Further information on Mobileye can be found at: http://www.mobileye.com
Visteon Corporation is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, interior, electronic and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers, and also provides a range of products and services to aftermarket customers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Basildon, UK; the company has facilities in 26 countries and employs approximately 33,500 people.
Further information on Visteon can be found at: http://www.visteon.com
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