Thursday, March 16, 2017

Why Suzuki Does Not Use Stereo Camera for New Braking System

Nikkei: While Suzuki has been promoting the use of stereo cameras in 2015-2016, the company switched over to a monocular camera with an IR laser in its automatic braking system in the new Wagon R and Swift cars. The reason is said to be a high cost. The stereo camera based system cost was about $670. While it was 3 times cheaper that IR LiDAR system, it's still too expensive for a compact car. The Wagon R system is manufactured by Continental and costs about $525. The lower price was the reason for the design switch.

Suzuki Wagon R camera

5 comments:

  1. "a monocular camera with an IR laser" - Is it ToF based?

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    1. Actually it's a standard Cmos camera and separate Lidar system in a "one box" design.
      http://www.continental-corporation.com/www/pressportal_com_en/themes/press_releases/3_automotive_group/chassis_safety/press_releases/pr_2015_08_27_toyota_safety_sense_en.html

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    2. The picture of Conti's module looks very different from what we see in Sizuki car.

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    3. Hi Vladimir. The picture in your blog is the "old" stereo camera. You can see the Conti system in the link you provided.

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    4. OK. I see. Actually, there are two photographs in the link - a yellow car and a white car. The yellow one looks like Conti. Both named "Wagon R".

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