Analog Devices and Jungo monitor vehicle safety
Analog Devices will develop a time-of-flight (ToF) and 2D infra red (IR) –based camera, using Jungo’s Co-driver software to enable driver and in-cabin monitoring in vehicles.
The system will monitor vehicle occupants for levels of drowsiness and distraction by observing head and body position as well as eye gaze. It is also expected to enable smart vehicle interaction based on face, body, and hand gestures and offer a facial recognition capability that identifies individuals and gives them access to features such as infotainment personalisation, personalised services, and ridesharing payments.
3D ToF is a type of scannerless light detection and ranging (lidar) that uses high power optical pulses in durations of nanoseconds to capture depth information (typically over short distances) from a scene of interest. Analog Devices specialises in products and solutions that enhance the capabilities of 3D ToF systems, including processing, laser drivers and power management, development boards and software/firmware to implement 3D ToF solutions.
Jungo’s Co-driver software uses deep learning, machine learning, and computer vision algorithms to detect, in real-time, the head and body position of the driver from cameras. It also supports in-vehicle full detection technology with functions such as counting of the number of occupants, detection of seat belt wearing or detection or observing of critical medical conditions.
“Jungo’s Co-driver monitoring algorithms are used by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to keep their drivers and passengers safe and develop innovative use cases that understand an occupant’s state while in the vehicle,” said Ophir Herbst, CEO, Jungo. “We are delighted to collaborate with Analog Devices to make vehicles smarter and enable OEMs to comply with regulations and innovate in their next-generation vehicles by using our algorithms and ADI’s leading ToF technology.”
Jungo Connectivity was founded in 2013 as an automotive software divestiture from Cisco Systems. The company focuses on in-cabin driver monitoring.