An ADAS system uses a combination of top quality cameras and advanced processing technologies to detect potential safety hazards and react immediately. In most cars and SUVs, these cameras are installed on the inside of the windshield glass, the rear view glass or on the roof of the car.
In some cars, you will find two cameras mounted on the windshield. The ADAS system captures the images of the surroundings of the vehicle and supplies accurate data to the driver in real time. As soon as the driver receives crucial information in real time, he or she finds it easy to take action at the right time to avoid danger or the risk of serious injuries. These cameras have useful features to collect data and stream video for the driver to see in real time with low latency. This is exactly why the DAS system is one of the most important vehicle safety elements.
Not just the role, but you also need to understand the different camera features of a vehicle’s ADAS system. Knowing the features will help you select the right type of camera for the ADAS device in your car or SUV. Here are some of the key features that’s great ADAS camera has:
When it comes to ADAS cameras, you do not need to go for very high resolution. A camera with a resolution of 2 MP is suitable for the purpose. However, you can go a little beyond this resolution as well.
High Dynamic Range
One of the key features of ADAS cameras is HDR or High Dynamic Range. The ADAS systems are designed to perform in a range of lighting conditions, from bright areas to dark areas. Therefore, HDR cameras are ideal for ADAS devices, as they prevent overexposure and underexposure.
For the ADAS system to function properly, the camera interface should be able to transmit data for over a distance of 10 meters with a high level of accuracy. Equipped with such an interface, the distance between the camera and the host processor does not create any problem. That is exactly why you should opt for GMSL cameras for the system to function efficiently.
LED Flicker Mitigation
Most vehicles come with LED light, which makes it difficult to read the images. In order to eliminate the problem of flickering for easy reading, you should install a camera with LFM feature. These cameras are designed to accurately capture images even when the LED lights are very strong.
The cameras you choose should also have low latency. This feature will help the quick and easy transfer of captured images to the display in real time. The feature enables the system to take automated decisions.
The compatibility of the ADAS camera with the processor is important. If there is any kind of incompatibility between the two, the system will fail to deliver high-precision results. There are many ADAS cameras that are pre-integrated with certain types of processors. Make sure you consider the platform compatibility or get those cameras that are already integrated.
Hopefully, you have understood the key features of ADAS cameras. If you still have a question or seek expert help in the selection and integration of cameras into your ADAS device, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our specialists at SIR Auto Glass in the Portland metro area, OR.