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Vehicle Interior cleanliness tracker
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 21, 2019 by SAE International in United States
Event: NuGen Summit
The future of mobility is being driven towards fully autonomous driving. As a result, people spend majority of the time in vehicles for chores other than driving. The focus of automotive makers shifts towards providing best-in-class passenger comfort. One of the least focused area in passenger comfort is vehicle interior cleanliness which requires periodic human intervention. An intelligent vehicle can outsmart a human by self-caring to maintain the cleanliness elements on floor, seat and roof. This paper addresses subjects like wetness, dirt and stains in the vehicle interior utilizing the capability of Interior sensing platform. An internally mounted camera in the vehicle can capture images of the interior and apply image processing techniques to identify the subjects mentioned above. The wetness on the floor mats can lead to moldy odor, corrosion, failure of the electronic components in the car. Over a period, the vehicle upholstery or seats absorb the dirt and stains and lead to foul smell. HVAC can be used for drying the interior as appropriately detected by the system. A modern system to vacuum the interior will be discussed in the paper. A closed loop system can be designed in the vehicle with sensors, cameras ,HVAC ,ISP and other systems.