SAE TOMORROW TODAY: Unlocking Another Dimension With Depthsensing Technology
Daniel Van Nieuwenhove, President, Sony Depthsensing Solution
Machines that see and understand the world around them? It's possible with depthsensing technology that maps surroundings, objects, and people more reliably and in more detail than ever before. Leading this charge is Sony Depthsensing Solutions whose Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology give machines the ability to see accurately in real-time in 3D by establishing the distance between the camera and multiple points on the subject surface. From mobile phones to smart homes to industrial robots, the possibilities for this technology are expanding into everyday life. From an automotive perspective, Sony's vision for car safety integrates advanced imaging and sensing technologies (RADAR, LiDAR and Camera) to deliver a 360 degree "safety cocoon" for faster responses to potential dangers and obstacles on the road. Gesture control and in-cabin monitoring help drivers stay focused on the road and can differentiate between people and objects in the car. To learn more about this game-changing technology, we sat down with Daniel Van Nieuwenhove, President, Sony Depthsensing Solutions, to discuss how the company's applications can be used across industries and the importance of creating a safer and more immersive experience on the road.