Magna will deliver 3D surround view with next-gen cameras and electronic control units.
Magna will deliver 3D surround view with next-gen cameras and electronic control units.
( Source: Magna)

ENVIRONMENT RECOGNITION 3D all-round view using cameras and electronic control units

Editor: Florian Richert

Magna offers the latest surround-view cameras and electronic control units to enable automakers to implement 3D surround view systems in their vehicles. The systems, currently installed mainly in luxury cars, will become increasingly available in other vehicle categories over the next few years.

Global automakers can soon offer 3D surround-view systems in more vehicles, thanks to Magna's new surround-view cameras and electronic control units. Starting with 2022 model years and proliferating across multiple customers and vehicle platforms, Magna's next-generation cameras, and domain controllers will help make the benefits of 3D surround view – a driver-assistance technology found mainly in luxury-class vehicles – available to more consumers.

Latest camera technology

Magna's multi-camera system provides a high-resolution, 360-degree field of view around the vehicle. The domain controller then creates a 3D surround-view image by processing the four camera images, rendering a seamlessly stitched 3D view of surroundings in relation to the vehicle. The system helps drivers park in even the tightest of spaces and provides an enhanced comfort and convenience level.

Magna's system also delivers data to improve other vehicle systems such as emergency braking and automatically detects and warns the driver when the camera lens is impeded by snow, ice, dirt, or raindrops.

"By providing a high-performance surround-view platform that is cost-effective, we're helping our customers bring added safety and convenience to more drivers," said Uwe Geissinger, Magna Electronics President. "This broader on-the-road experience serves as an excellent enabler for future levels of autonomous driving that will require advanced 360-degree camera performance and full system integration."

Advanced driver assistance systems

Magna provides advanced driver-assistance systems to automakers worldwide, focusing on the Level 2/2+ systems that serve as the building blocks for future autonomy. Magna-made ADAS can now be found on more than 250 vehicle models, providing features that improve the daily commute and add a layer of driver safety.