Lynred and Saint-Gobain Sekurit announce the world’s first windshield that incorporates both visible and thermal cameras side-by-side. The windshield, with an enhanced sensing-system, aims to help car makers improve the reliability of collision mitigation systems by detecting pedestrians in adverse visibility conditions, particularly at night, when more than 75% of pedestrian fatalities occur. It will also reduce incidences of false positive alarms-cars automatically braking when there is no danger, creating a risk of rear-end collisions.
Saint-Gobain Sekurit and Lynred will demonstrate their visible and thermal sensing suite integrated into a windshield during AutoSens in Brussels, September 19–21, at booth 40. This sensing-system is the first to enable thermal imaging through standard windshield glass; detecting and classifying pedestrians at up to 140 m in all weather and lighting conditions.