Updated 18 May, 2013, 1:46 pm IST
Panasonic’s radar tech aims to avoid collisions in low visibility conditions
| by Karan Shah |
Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has developed radar technology for traffic safety systems that enables detection of humans and vehicles in a range of several tens of meters. This millimeter-wave radar technology allows for detecting objects outdoors in poor visibility conditions, such as night, rain and snow, as well as against the sunlight. When applied in traffic surveillance sensors located at intersections, this technology will help increase automotive safety by detecting pedestrians and bicycles hidden in the driver's blind spots.
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According to Business Wire, Panasonic's new automotive radar technology has overcome the difficulties with conventional millimeter-wave radar technologies; this new radar technology is capable of detecting humans and cars simultaneously in spite of the fact that human body reflects extremely weak radar signals compared with car body. It has also achieved high detection performance with a range resolution of less than 50cm and an angular resolution of 5 degrees, which enables detection of pedestrians and vehicles. Furthermore, unlike optical and infrared cameras and laser sensors, whose detection performance can be significantly affected by visibility conditions, this new radar technology will not be subject to such conditions as nighttime, rain, snow or dense fog.
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