Vehicle Interior Monitoring
When it comes to parking assistance or detecting pedestrians, today’s vehicles analyze their environment accurately. But what’s happening inside the car hasn’t been looked at as thoroughly – until now.
Our Vehicle Interior Monitoring System will use passengers’ size, position and movement to deduce their intentions. This is critical because what’s happening inside the vehicle can be as key to safety as what’s occurring outside. For example, kids’ noise/activity in the back seat could trigger the system to display a video. If the driver still needs to turn around, it would predict how much time is needed to resume full control following a period of autonomous driving. Other potential applications include automatically adjusting airbags, temperature, entertainment systems and more.
The future trend of autonomous cars requires a new approach to the topic of using space inside the car. Soon it will become the second place where we will spend the most time outside from home. Therefore, cars designers should carefully plan its space, which will be both a mobile workplace and an entertainment center. Our system, thanks to the network of sensors, cameras, and hardware elements, will be able to recognize the mood of the travelers, adjust the interior parameters to their needs (e.g. automatic control of temperature and humidity inside the vehicle based on body temperature and thermal comfort of passengers measured with infrared cameras). A number of motion sensors will enable intuitive control of all multimedia without the need for a hardware control panel (using voice and virtual control). Moreover, a car computer, thanks to highly developed intelligence and a voice synthesizer, will become your travel companion and a reliable virtual assistant.