Pedestrian Detectors For Mitsubishi Trucks

Posted: Nov 22 2004, 2:26am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 3:12pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff

Pedestrian Detectors for Mitsubishi Trucks
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Mitsubishi Fuso announces that it wants to develop a pedestrian collision detection system for its Trucks.

The pedestrian warning system will be based on their parent company (DaimlerChrysler) research project.
The system uses a pair of cameras mounted on the truck to take images of objects and provide information on distance. A control unit compares the images with a database of about 10,000 human shapes to identify pedestrians. This identification process works at truck speeds up to 30kph and for pedestrians at distances in the range of 5-20 meters. Mitsubishi says it will take several years until the system can be brought to the market.
More details on Nikkei.Net (subscription). DaimlerChrysler has a page on their automatic driver warning research. Some more background on Pedestrian Detection can be found on this page.

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