Austro-Canadian automotive tech company Magna has announced that an undisclosed European premium carmaker will integrate a next-generation camera-based driver assistance system from Magna in series vehicles. The ADAS is a result of Magna’s long-term partnership with Intel company Mobileye.
The Magna Gen5 “one-box” solution is a Mobileye EyeQ5-based system – one of the industry’s first where the forward-facing camera and related software are contained in a single assembly. Benefits include lower cost, simplified installation on the assembly line, and the ability for the technology to be applied to a wider range of an automaker’s lineup. The system will provide drivers with safety and convenience features such as adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection.
As with previous generations, the system combines Magna’s electronics and camera expertise with Mobileye’s system-on-chip (SoC) image-processing technology. The camera features a 120-degree, 8-megapixel optical path, while Magna has continued to refine its world-class camera manufacturing processes to achieve the quality and volumes required of global vehicle platforms. Mobileye collaborated with Magna engineers to ensure that the EyeQ5 met and exceeded new requirements related to the launch program.
Magna and Mobileye have collaborated since 2007 to provide automakers with driver assistance systems including rearview object and pedestrian detection functionality. As of today, more than 250 vehicle models are equipped with Magna’s camera-based ADAS technology.
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