Safety Solutions With Video Over Connected Vehicle Technology by eTrans Systems

Connected Vehicle Technologies Allow Vehicles to “See-Through” the Car Ahead to Improve Safety

Dynamic Video Lane Assist is a connected vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) video application that enhances lane navigation using V2V communications and forward-camera technology. Based on Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC), this system enables both autonomous and driver-based vehicles to see “through” the vehicle in front of them. The system enables vehicles to transmit video content between vehicles to provide a more accurate picture of potential road hazards and to enable vehicles to pass safely.

The system captures video from a front car and passes it wirelessly to the DSRCenabled car behind it. The solution transmits video data through multiple cars – both behind and ahead – within a 300-meter range. The second car processes that video using the Renesas R-Car H3 System-on-Chip (SoC) and displays the video to the driver to provide a view “through” the vehicle in front, allowing the driver in the second car to see potential road hazards such as oncoming vehicles.

For autonomous vehicles, the video can be passed to an autonomous engine serving as an additional sensor to the software, providing a larger pool of data with which the autonomous systems can operate. Autonomous Vehicle systems are based upon sensor fusion models that combine data.

BENEFITS:

  • Allows for safer passing, especially along narrow roads
  • Can provide additional input to other ADAS Sensors
  • Advanced applications include platooning and safety monitoring

TECHNOLOGIES:

  • Renesas R-Car H3 processor for high-speed video processing
  • Renesas DSRC technology for high bandwidth communications
  • eTrans software for management and control of processing and communications