IMAPCAR Image recognition processor

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IMAPCAR, Image recognition processor with advanced parallel processing capabilities for automotive safety systems. [ 03:34 ]

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In today’s fast-paced world of auto transport, thousands of deadly road accidents happen every day.
Reducing auto collisions has become a global priority.

THE CHALLENGE

Most car accidents are caused by human error. For years, automakers have been looking for a way to build an intelligent car – a car that would be able to sense danger and avoid accidents. But to build such a vehicle, they needed a powerful new technology.

THE SOLUTION

NECs’ new IMAPCAR processor is that technological breakthrough. The key to image recognition is parallel processing.

Fumiyuki Hidano Group Manager Automotive Systems Division NEC Electronics :
Image recognition requires a device that can process an enormous amount of information almost instantaneously. One image is made up of thousands of pixels,.each of which must be processed individually. To do this, we use a parallel-processing technique that allocates the appropriate amount of processing power to each pixel, making it possible to crunch massive amounts of data and process images at the same time.

IMAPCAR is a revolutionary processor that delivers extremely high performance while consuming very little power.

THE TECHNOLOGY

IMAPCAR is capable of as many as one hundred billion operations per second. Its ability to process images of other vehicles, pedestrians and road markers in real time makes it a comprehensive safety system that can warn a driver of impending danger, and then automatically engage a car’s braking system to prevent a potential collision.

This cutting-edge technology is expected to revolutionize the automobile industry.

Fumiyuki Hidano Group Manager Automotive Systems Division NEC Electronics :
In the auto industry, there is now an emphasis on a new approach, which we call ‘active safety .’ At first, image recognition focused only on what was happening in front of the car. But then we broadened the approach to monitor the back of the car, the sides of the car, and even the interior of the car. As a result, we think IMAPCAR will be used more and more to prevent accidents from happening, by catching what the human eye can easily miss.

THE BENEFITS

Image recognition systems using the IMAPCAR are now in deployment in the premium LEXUS brand developed by Toyota. IMAPCAR image recognition is a critical milestone in automobile technology. NEC is committed to working with automakers and ECU makers to continue the most important mission of all – saving lives.

Overview

IMAPCAR

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As a child’s ball bounces in front of your car, you slam on the brakes. Will you stop before the child runs onto the road?

In today’s fast-paced world of auto transport, thousands of deadly road accidents happen every day. So reducing collisions has become a priority. Most car accidents are caused by human error. For years, automakers had been looking for ways to build an intelligent car – a car that would be able to sense danger and avoid accidents. But to build such a vehicle, they needed a powerful new technology.

NEC Electronics’ new IMAPCAR image processor is that technological breakthrough. The key to its image recognition is parallel processing.
NEC Electronics’ FUMIYUKI HIDANO says, “IMAPCAR is capable of as many as one hundred billion operations per second. Its ability to process images of other vehicles, pedestrians, and road markers in real time makes it a comprehensive safety system that can warn a driver of impending danger and even automatically engage a car’s braking system to prevent a potential collision.”
What’s the upshot? IMAPCAR can recognize surrounding objects, reducing the number of accidents due to driver error. This cutting-edge technology is expected to revolutionize the automobile industry.
HIDANO goes on to say, “In the auto industry, there is now an emphasis on a new approach, which we call ‘active safety.’ At first, image recognition focused only on what was happening in front of the car. But then we broadened the approach to monitor the back, the sides, and even the interior of the car. As a result, we think IMAPCAR will be used more and more to prevent accidents from happening by catching what the human eye can easily miss.”
Image recognition systems using IMAPCAR are already in use in Toyota’s premium LEXUS brand cars.

Automakers and ECU makers are actively cooperating to bring about even safer cars. IMAPCAR itself is now a contributor by detecting dangers as “the eyes of a car.” And NEC’s goal is for all cars to have safety equipment incorporating IMAPCAR so as to one day reduce traffic accidents to zero. Moreover, NEC will continue to develop various superior products and solutions to make this a reality.

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