Israel: Vayyar has announced the launch of the first automotive 4D point cloud application on a single radar chip. 4D point cloud transforms radar technology by constructing a real-time, high-resolution 4D visualization of both in-cabin and car exterior environments.
Vayyar’s low-cost, high-performance single chip with point cloud displays the dimension, shape, location and movement of people and objects, enabling the complete classification of the car’s environment, regardless of bad lighting or harsh weather conditions.
Vayyar’s point cloud creates a new opportunity for a holistic solution maximizing in-cabin and exterior safety. In-cabin solutions include seat belt reminders, optimized airbag deployment, gesture control, driver drowsiness alerts, and infant detection alarms, even if the infant is covered by a blanket or hidden in a car seat or in the foot well. Vayyar’s exterior solutions map and classify the car’s surroundings to enable enhanced parking assistance, blind spot detection, lane switching assistance, automatic speed and distance control, and alerts for height obstacles, obstructions and more.
“Today, existing radar solutions do not deliver 4D point cloud capabilities. Vayyar is the first to close the gap between the robustness of radars and the resolution of LiDAR and optics. Our real-time, 4D point cloud solution can work in any environmental condition and doesn’t compromise one’s privacy. We believe our sensors will create a shift in the way the automotive industry will use radar in the future. We look forward to working with our partners to increase passenger safety worldwide,” said Ian Podkamien, Director of Automotive Business Development for Vayyar Imaging.
Vayyar’s Radar on a Chip (ROC) has 48 transceivers at 76-81GHz which allows over 2,000 virtual channels. The chip also consists of an internal DSP for real-time signal processing. This single chip solution is easily integrated into existing automotive framework, reducing the overall cost and number of sensors needed for the vehicle.