LG has recently announced that they have partnered with Mercedes-Benz to develop stereo camera system for the new mercs. The new Mercedes-Benz cars will come with the next-generation camera systems for automated driving, allowing the driver to transfer some driving tasks to the intelligent vehicle.
On this collaboration, Woo-jong Lee, President & CEO, LG Vehicle Components Company
“Mercedes-Benz is the ideal partner for LG as both companies share a vision of how ADAS technologies can improve the well-being and lives of all consumers. As the automobile evolves from a mechanical to an electronic system, LG will be in the perfect position to contribute its experience to the exciting automotive industry.”
Due to this partnership, Mercedes-Benz will be licensing sections of its 6D Vision technology to LG. The company will also be using its home entertainment and mobile communications businesses into automotive sector.
LG’s ADAS portfolio includes the following technologies:
- Forward-looking Single and Stereo Camera Systems for Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), Lane Keeping (LKA), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), High Beam Assist (HBA) as well as Pedestrian and Bicyclist Protection.
- Surround View Monitoring Systems to assist the driver with parking manoeuvres by displaying the environment and detecting obstacles.
- Driver State Monitoring Systems to identify the driver’s biometric state, monitor and analyze the driver’s attention or drowsiness level and even detect the driver’s eyes position with high accuracy.
At this year’s Google I/O, the company also announced Android Auto along with Android 5.0 Lollipop. Google has revealed its first prototype of the self driving car where most of its research and development of Android Auto went into.