Xperi Corporation announced that its in-cabin monitoring solution has been selected by four automotive brands as design-ins for their occupancy monitoring and driver monitoring systems in a range of new vehicles. This brings to 20 the number of new vehicle design-ins Xperi has been awarded by automakers for the in-cabin systems.
“We are proud to partner with industry-leading car and truck companies to advance occupancy and driver monitoring technologies that are redefining the in-cabin experience, which is of critical importance as vehicles become more autonomous,” said Jeff Jury, general manager automotive at Xperi. “Our detection technology enables OEMs to offer a safer, more personalized and convenient experience for drivers and occupants, today and into the future. Our systems have the capability to be effective even if drivers or occupants are wearing face masks as so many are today.”
Xperi’s driver monitoring solution is currently in production and shipping in five light commercial vehicles from three different OEM brands, while 15 new vehicle design-ins, awarded by global OEMs for occupancy monitoring and driver monitoring technologies, are estimated to go into mass production starting in 2021, and expected to continue over a multi-year production life.
Xperi’s in-cabin monitoring technologies support a safer driving experience and may ultimately help prevent traffic accidents, by providing driver and occupant state analytics through edge computing and sophisticated neural networks. In addition to detecting all human occupants of a vehicle, Xperi’s solution detects pets and relevant objects, such as child seats. For each human occupant, the technology provides advanced analytics such as passenger authentication, age group, emotional state, and body pose.
Xperi enables OEMs to deliver high-performing, camera-based in-cabin monitoring algorithms in their vehicles. Significantly, Xperi’s solutions are able to monitor drivers with multiple occlusion types, including: glasses, helmets, hats, scarves, and face masks. Occlusion handling has become a particularly valuable feature today as so many people around the world are wearing face masks as a preventative measure against COVID-19.
Because Xperi’s automotive technology portfolio offers significant flexibility, OEM customers can tailor products based on their individual design needs and cost requirements. Available on a wide range of platforms, Xperi’s solutions support multiple camera form factors and positions, and are embedded in devices, enabling data to be processed on site without requiring cloud computation.
Xperi, which is an industry leading developer of next-generation in-cabin occupancy monitoring as well as driver monitoring solutions for the automotive industry, has been developing computer vision and imaging technologies for 15 years and has successfully deployed them in over three billion consumer electronics products globally. In addition to occupancy monitoring and driver monitoring for vehicles, these technologies include image processing for digital and action cameras and facial analytics, as well as biometric safety applications for phones, advanced iris identification for airport-based security solutions, and more.
About Xperi Corporation
Xperi Corporation (Nasdaq: XPER) and its brands DTS, IMAX Enhanced, HD Radio, and Invensas, are dedicated to creating innovative technology solutions that enable extraordinary experiences for people around the world. Xperi’s solutions are licensed by hundreds of leading global partners and have shipped in billions of products in areas including premium audio, automotive, broadcast, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, and 3D semiconductor interconnect and packaging.