Latest Camera Technologies Used in Cars




Introduction

Having car camera system to enhance safety and security of the vehicle has been the latest

trend. These cameras record the acceleration and deceleration movements of the car; they

also capture the right and left movements. These cameras mostly have built-in GPS system

in them, which provides auto date and time setting; it serves as a vehicle locator and also

gives information on the vehicle speed as well Since these cameras are very easy to install and

operate they have gained popularity over the time.

History

Did you know that the first car to have a television camera fixed on it was the two-door 1956

Buick Centurion Dream Car which had doors which slid back automatically when the doors

were opened. The rear mounted television camera was designed to send images to a TV screen

placed on the dashboard, serving the purpose of the rear-view mirror. Isn't it quite astonishing,

now after almost five decades the same technology is being used? And the camera technologies

are not only being used as a substitute for rear view mirror nowadays, they are being installed

for varied reasons in the recent times, in the following paragraph, we have pen down a few

facts on the latest technologies and their usage in Cars.

Facts

• The Nissan motor corporation had introduced the Around view monitor to have a virtual 360-

degree scene of the car in bird's-eye view, this is a support technology which assists the driver

in parking the vehicle effortlessly and to have a better understanding of the surroundings of the

car. This Around View Monitor receives feed from four cameras and processes it and displays

only the composite footage. The prominent feature of this Around View monitor is this Image

processing Technology.

• The Akenori 1080P Pro Car Camera, the top range model of Exeros technologies, is said to

be the world's first HD car camera which has with built in speed camera detection. It provides

crystal clear Full HD (1920 x 1080P at 30fps) video of the road ahead or behind. It records and

stores video and audio, logs the G-forces of the vehicle and also the GPS travelled route along

with vehicle speed. The Akenori HD car camera has a 5 Megapixel - high fidelity chipset and it

uses an advanced 5 layer Pentaom lens which aids extra sharp recordings. Another feature of

this camera is that it also warns the drivers about speed cameras.

• Another camera called Cube 3 Car Camera from the Exeros technologies has more advanced

features like motion detection and has infra-red built-in for night time use

• The Raptor Nano vehicle camera system has another unique feature, it is completely

waterproof. This camera system provides inputs from two cameras with D1 recording

resolution guaranteeing sharp image quality. This camera system has both wide angle lens

cameras as well as infra cameras. The software installed in this system displays the captured

GPS and G-Force (accident sensor) information. This camera system also provided all other

details like vehicle's speed and the vehicle's position on Google map. All these technologies are

created to make driving easy for the drivers and these camera systems would definitely help

beginners in passing the driving practical test with ease.     Text by: Cristiana Victoria
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