DTS Connected Car Technology Highlighted on Mashable
Why your next car might track passengers with radar
Xperi’s pursuit in developing groundbreaking safety technology to be used in Connected Cars was recently covered by Mashable. See the below summary, plus link to full article.
Jeff Jury, however, says that monitoring passengers without a camera can make it hard to accurately know what’s going on in the car.
He is the general manager for connected cars at Xperi, which recently released a camera-based cabin monitoring system. A system without cameras is “weaker” and more prone to false positives, Jury claims. Xperi’s cameras don’t use any radar sensors.
Vayyar’s Podkamien argues that only using radar can make the car experience safer for passengers and cheaper for carmakers. “[It’s] increasing safety while reducing cost,” while maintaining the same high resolution and wide field of view cameras offer, he said. He, too, believes radar can “help minimize false alarms.”
Jury counters that radar is “inferring” about scenarios based on movement or audio cues rather than knowing from immediate visual analysis. But the systems all have the same goal. “We’re all about creating a safer environment in the car,” he said. Jury said that none of the information collected by the system is stored externally.