New Panasonic Driver Assistance Technologies

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Panasonic Corporation has announced “brilliant” technologies to help drivers make future autonomous vehicles more capable and comfortable. And during its participation in (CES 2021).

These technologies include wireless cloud cameras, Dolby Atmos surround sound system, and an augmented reality HUD screen.

The company revealed its first wireless camera, which captures 1080p video at 60 frames per second, and communicates via the vehicle’s wireless network directly to the infotainment system screen, and is designed to adhere to the trailer it pulls to provide an unobstructed view of the traffic conditions around the vehicle.

Panasonic is working closely with Google to develop the custom Android Automotive operating system, which has appeared in the Polestar 2 and Volvo XC40 Recharge.

The company showcased the audio system, which originated from a partnership between Panasonic Automotive, Klipsch and Dolby Atmos Music, and is the Dolby Atmos audio system for your car.

Panasonic’s augmented reality HUD covers a large portion of the road, with traditional group content, such as near-field speed and fuel, as well as far-field 3D overlays; What shows navigation and other spatially important driver data maps of the road ahead.

In an explanatory video, the Panasonic system placed blue navigation lines, indicating the direction the driver should take on the actual road, the yellow symbol indicating the presence of a cyclist on the side of the road, and flashing signals warn that cars are approaching too much.

Regular HUD screens display information, such as speed and navigation instructions, via the windshield or the transparent plastic screen so the driver does not have to look at the gauges or the screen in the car.

Numbers and symbols usually appear as if they are floating somewhere directly above the hood, and some companies have discovered how to get them to be placed on top of real objects – including other cars and pedestrians – in the real world, creating a kind of an augmented reality experience for the driver.

Panasonic’s augmented reality HUD uses eye tracking technology to closely follow the driver’s eyes, and the vibration control system helps compensate for other shocks and vibrations, and maintains image stability in the windshield from the driver’s point of view.

The imaging radar scans the road ahead across at least three traffic lanes and if the driver is using the navigation system, the HUD will display a lane on the road to indicate the correct lane.

The system can also distinguish faded lane lines that are difficult to see, and if the car comes too close to the car in front of you, a warning symbol may flash in the back of the other car to warn the driver to make more space.

The company also announced two different types of wireless charging systems inside the car, the moving coil and the fixed coil, where the two types can provide a charge of 15 watts, roughly equivalent to what traditional chargers can provide, and both types use the Qi 1.3 charging standard.







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