Thermal Imaging Could Save Lives
Oct. 26, 2020—According to a recent article by the Detroit Free Press, thermal imaging may be the most effective way for vehicles to avoid pedestrian collisions at night.
Poor visibility at night is the cause of many pedestrian-involved crashes, but thermal imaging could prevent that. "Thermal cameras can be used to detect elevated body temperatures at a distance," says the article.
Thermal imaging could help cars "see" at night, especially when conditions are not ideal entering the winter months. If a vehicle was able to detect an individual's body heat from a distance, it would make it significantly less dangerous for pedestrians to cross the road at night and for equipped vehicles to avoid them.
Read more about thermal imaging and how it fits into a suite of ADAS features in this ADAPT story.