Fujitsu Semiconductor releases Approaching Object Detection Library software to support driver safety
Fujitsu Semiconductor has released the Approaching Object Detection Library, software for use with the company’s graphics SoCs to visualize information from vehicle-mounted cameras to detect people, vehicles, and other objects nearby. This software uses proprietary technology from Fujitsu to dramatically reduce detection errors, and because it has been optimized to run as software, it can be implemented without dedicated hardware that is typically necessary. The Approaching Object Detection Library will be available in an evaluation version in May this year, when it will be shipped with an evaluation board that includes the company’s graphics SoC, MB86R24, for testing functionality.
Release as a commercial product is due in September. Fujitsu Semiconductor aims to take the world’s leading share of the market for products in this field that use this kind of technology. Fujitsu Semiconductor will be demonstrating the Approaching Object Detection Library and other solutions at the 2014 Automotive Engineering Exposition, running May 21–23 at the Pacifico Yokohama.