As requirements for road safety and vehicle comfort increase, the demand also rises for driver assistant systems based on intelligent high-tech sensor and camera technology.
With precision optics from Optics Balzers innovative systems become a reality. Filters for optical sensors with ultra thin high performance coatings are key components for the latest generation of active near infrared-based night vision systems, lane departure assistance, modern adaptive cruise controls and head-up displays.
Key components of the infrared-based night vision assistance system are based on precision technology from Optics Balzers. The active night vision system illuminates the roadway by NIR radiation, and a camera sensitive to infrared is placed on the inside of the windscreen. The camera records the roadway and transmits the picture to a display in the direct vision of the driver. This system gives the visibility of driving with high beams and has a large potential of preventing accidents in the dark.