The Socionext 360° Wrap-Around Video Imaging Technology synthesizes images from four cameras to create a true 3-D hemispheric view of a vehicle's surroundings. The technology enables flexible omnidirectional monitoring around a vehicle from a dynamically definable perspective or "free eye point." Conventional multi-camera "bird's eye view" technologies stitch together two-dimensional images, often resulting in distorted images.
The 360° Wrap-Around Video Imaging Technology uses advanced algorithms to smoothly combine images from each camera to offer a seamless and clear 360° view. The sophisticated Fujitsu technology also offers the unparalleled ability for the system designer to dynamically utilize the "free eye point" feature to change the displayed perspective to further optimize the view.
The 360° Wrap-Around Video Imaging Technology aids vehicle safety by providing visual assistance to the driver. The true 360° three-dimensional view enhances visibility while drivers are backing up or turning corners, and eliminates "blind spots" to a degree that cannot be matched by two-dimensional technologies.
Key Features and Applications
The technology allows visual display of the area you want to see from the location and angle you want. For example, it seamlessly displays a wide 360° wrap-around view of your car as seen from above. The optimum LSI and basic software are provided in one package, allowing customers to build systems quickly.
Applications for the technology include:
- Driver Vision Assistance Camera Systems
- Vehicle Parking Aid or Reverse View
- Vehicle Camera for Passive and Active Safety Systems
- Surveillance Camera Systems
Development Software and Hardware
The 360° Wrap-Around Video Imaging Technology is available with a full set of authoring tools and library and device drivers for ready integration with the Fujitsu line of 3D graphics display controller LSIs.
System designers can combine the technology with the MB86R11 graphics SoC with integrated GDC and GPU for a powerful single-chip omnidirectional viewing solution.
360-Degree System Solution Package
Socionext’s 360° WAV system comes in a package that includes the hardware, software and development support services - all essential tools to expedite the evaluation and development of the fully optimized 360° WAV system. See related PR for more info.