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As part of the bigger effort to establish automated vehicle ecosystem, OEMs and innovators are also working on public transportation vehicles and developing autonomous passenger vehicles. The world's first level-four, full-size, full-speed autonomous bus platform, flowride.ai, was recently unveiled by ADASTEC Corp. , a firm making headway in the autonomous public transportation market.
The Teledyne FLIR thermal cameras are necessary because the flowride.ai automation platform is built to run continuously throughout the year, including through ever-changing weather conditions. Thermal cameras work in conjunction with a variety of other sensor modalities to assist in developing a safe autonomous vehicle system for locations with mixed traffic, where other cars, bikes, and pedestrians use the same road.
With a primary focus on enhancing the detection and safety of all vulnerable road users on or near the road and at bus stops, ADASTEC Corp. integrated thermal cameras. Thermal cameras are an important sensor technology for more easily identifying and classifying pedestrians partially hidden by surrounding cars and other typical roadside and urban items.
Thermal cameras can detect heat, or infrared energy, created and reflected by everything on Earth and can see up to four times farther at night than headlights. Thermal sensing performs well when driving in poor visibility and high contrast conditions, such as at night, in shadows, at dusk or dawn, or in the face of direct sunlight or headlight glare.Thermal is a passive sensing method.
At ADASTEC Corp., we are committed to delivering innovative solutions that drive the future of autonomous transportation. With the selection of Teledyne FLIR as our partner for the Autonomous Bus Platform, we are excited to bring cutting-edge technology to the forefront of our industry.
We are confident that this partnership will enable us to develop a world-class autonomous bus platform that will revolutionize the way we think about transportation. Our team is dedicated to ensuring the success of this project, and we look forward to sharing updates on our progress.
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