Analog and Jungo develop driver-monitoring technology

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Analog Devices is collaborating with Jungo to develop Time-of-Flight (ToF) and 2D infrared-based cameras for driver and in-cabin monitoring.

The ToF technology from Analog Devices combined with Jungo’s Codriver software is expected to monitor vehicle occupants for drowsiness and distraction by observing head and body position, and eye gaze.

The solution is also expected to enable smart vehicle interaction based on face, body and hand gestures.

Facial recognition will identify individuals and gave them access to features such as infotainment personalization, personalized services and ridesharing payments.

Vlad Bulavsky, product line manager, automotive connectivity and sensing at Analog Devices, said, “The collaboration between ADI and Jungo opens the door to new and innovative augmented reality applications beyond today’s gesture control. We believe our work together can bring cabin sensing with ToF-based driver- and occupant-monitoring to the next level and improve vehicle safety.”

Ophir Herbst, CEO of Jungo, added, “We are delighted to collaborate with Analog Devices to make vehicles smarter and enable OEMs to comply with regulations and innovate in their next-generation vehicles by using our algorithms and ADI’s leading ToF technology.”

Analog offers services to enhance 3D ToF including processing laser drivers and power management, along with development boards and software and firmware to quickly implement solutions.

Jungo’s CoDriver software uses deep-learning, machine-learning and computer-vision algorithms to detect the driver’s state using cameras.

It also supports full detection technology with functions including counting the number of occupants, wearing seatbelts and critical medical conditions.

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