Automotive solutions

automotive adas carVideantis plays a key role in the automotive market, with millions of cars already on the road that include videantis IP. Automotive advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) are a leading technology to making cars autonomous, safer and more comfortable to ride. Self-driving vehicles use cameras and computer vision for applications such as object detection, pedestrian detection, lane detection, forward collision warning, and traffic sign recognition. In addition, the Euro NCAP assessment program awards star ratings based on such camera-based safety systems.

Algorithmic advances as well as legal regulations further foster the adoption of multiple cameras or other sensor systems per car for safety purposes. Automotive safety solutions based on the videantis platform benefit particularly from the abundant image and video processing performance, the flexibility and upgradeability, and the extremely low power consumption. This makes advanced image processing feasible even inside the camera module. Specialized low-delay and high dynamic range video coding solutions from videantis for Ethernet AVB further reduce data transmission and system cost.

Key videantis technologies for automotive applications:

Front cameras

The videantis v-MP4000HDX processor can be used for mono, stereo, or multi-sensor, front-facing ADAS cameras.

Functionality:

ADAS front camera

  • 5-7 function camera
  • lane detection, pedestrian detection, vehicle detection, traffic sign recognition, headlight control
  • Support for 5-star Euro NCAP rating
  • Runs multiple object detectors in parallel
  • Structure-from-Motion-based obstacle and lane detection

Surround view

The v-MP4000HDX subsystem can be used in surround view camera systems. The processor can be integrated into SOCs inside the camera module, or in the ECU that combines multiple camera views into a single view.

Functionality:

  • ADAS surround cameraObject detection (e.g. pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle)
  • Structure-from-Motion-based environment capture
  • Automated parking assist (marker detection, object detection)
  • Dewarp fisheye lens, stitch and reproject surround or top view
  • H264 High Intra / MJPEG, 1080p60, low delay, 10/12-bit for Ethernet AVB

Rear view

For rear-view camera systems, the v-MP4000HDX subsystem provides a low-cost, low-power solution that can do both analytics, image processing, and video coding for Ethernet AVB cameras that lower cabling and integration cost.

ADAS rear camera

Functionality:

  • Object detection (e.g. pedestrian, bicycle, vehicle)
  • Structure-from-Motion-based obstacle detection
  • Automated parking assist (marker detection, object detection)
  • H264 High Intra / MJPEG, 1080p60, low delay, 10/12-bit for Ethernet AVB
  • Dewarp fisheye lens

Functional safety standards

Safety standards play a crucial role in bringing automotive products to market. The videantis processor IP enables millions of cars on the road already. Our technology is ready for integration into systems that require compliance to safety standards such as ISO 26262 or MISRA.

Ethernet AVB

H.264 High Intra Low Delay at Eth Day Detroit

The new Ethernet AVB standard brings low-cost twisted-pair wiring to the car, replacing expensive coax or LVDS cabling for cameras or displays. The technology is used to connect surround or rear cameras to the head unit. Videantis provides two technologies for Ethernet AVB: low-delay, high-dynamic range codecs, as well as ADAS algorithms that can run inside the camera module, on the original images, before video compression for transmission. For displays, Ethernet AVB can be used to transmit images from head unit to the instrument cluster, or displays in the back.

Structure from Motion

videantis prototype car

Together with VISCODA, we developed our structure from motion implementation. Structure from motion is a technique that extracts depth information from a single standard camera on a moving car. One unique feature of the solution is that the demanding ADAS algorithms don’t run on a high-end multicore CPU/GPU combination in the dashboard. Instead, the algorithms run on a very small, low-power videantis processor integrated inside the camera. Such a setup has two distinct benefits. First, with each camera that is added to a car, the available compute power increases, so the number of cameras will never create a processing bottleneck. Second, the system seamlessly integrates with Ethernet AVB, which significantly reduces cabling cost in the car.

In-vehicle infotainment

Panel of a modern car. Screen multimedia system.The automotive market has highest requirements on future-proofness and long-term availability of components. This contrasts with the short development cycles typical for modern multimedia devices. Therefore, car multimedia applications can particularly benefit from the flexible and field-upgradeable videantis solutions as existing devices with videantis IP integrated can easily be updated by firmware to support the newest multimedia compression standard.