There is an emerging market for image sensors for autonomous vehicle decision-system applications. Visible, infrared and multispectral images from multiple cameras are now being actively developed for operating unmanned or autonomous vehicles. Using these technologies allows the display of scene information that is not normally seen by the unaided human eye. They could be embedded in autonomous vehicles in order to provide enhanced safety through additional awareness.
Stratio, Inc. (Stratio)’s short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) sensor is delivered at a fraction of the cost and in a compact package to open a new low cost, high volume SWIR market. We are providing BeyonSense®, the world’s first portable, affordable, and smartphone-compatible SWIR camera ranging from 400 to 1600nm.
As a unique and affordable solution to improve mobility, we expect that BeyonSense® will be successfully deployed into the autonomous vehicle market enabling cost-effective, high-resolution image data at night and under most weather conditions. We also anticipate that our SWIR camera will contribute to improving vehicle reliability and safety. As an example, it can be employed to prevent riding on black ice, in particular, which is dangerous because it is hardly visible. Providing those drivers with additional visual information, BeyonSense® will allow them to safely control the vehicles in such complex or unpredictable environment.