The South Korean camera specialist MCNEX showcased a trio of new autonomous driving solutions at CES 2021. The first is a tri-focal camera sensing system that uses three cameras to accurately identify objects outside the vehicle. The three cameras have 30, 60, and 120-degree fields of view and can pick up objects at distances between 10 and 150 meters. In doing so, the system can support the development of safe autonomous vehicles.
The second solution is a forward-facing dual sensing Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) that will improve the performance of self-driving vehicles at intersections and when they go through turns. The ADAS system was developed in collaboration with Corephotonics.
The final solution, meanwhile, goes inside the car, and is designed to make the driving experience safer and more convenient for passengers and drivers. The in-cabin setup includes an iris recognition camera and a facial recognition camera (in addition to a fingerprint-based smart key) to help deliver a more personalized on-road experience.
MCNEX is the biggest provider of automotive cameras in South Korea, and is currently the sole ADAS provider for Hyundai’s GENESIS brand. The company is now hoping that the new solutions will allow it to capture an even larger portion of the ADAS market as the demand for autonomous vehicle technologies increases in the next few years.
Of course, MCNEX is not the only company working to develop technology for self-driving cars. NEC recently opened a new 5G mobility test center, while Cerence has received German funding for a project that will work to raise the level of trust between people and machines.