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Pedestrian Detection: Unique technology differentiates between human form and objects

Pedestrian Detection: Unique technology differentiates between human form and objects

“Based on 3D stereoscopic technology it is the only Pedestrian Detection technology that can pick out the human form stationary or moving. The stereoscopic camera, mounted on the back of a vehicle, has a wide viewing area and a configurable detection area, especially crucial and beneficial in confined areas. It recognises “human form” using a combination of video recognition algorithms and image processing technologies. Objects can also be detected if required based on a selectable, configurable feature. Should a pedestrian enter the selected danger zone they will be detected in milliseconds and the driver will receive an alarm.

Pedestrian Detection: Unique technology differentiates between human form and objects cab view

The driver can view the hazard on the in-cab monitor or simply have visual/audible alarms to alert him to the danger.

Historically other forms of detection have been implemented, RFID or Radar are typically two of the most common technologies used to prevent collisions. However, in certain circumstances, these technologies can be unreliable in terms of false alarms or control/slowing of the vehicle when no danger exists. This can result in the driver having a lack of confidence in the alarms and also reduced productivity. They do not specifically detect the person or differentiate between a person and an object.

Blaxtair addresses this issue whilst also providing a greater degree of confidence and productivity says Ken Dawson  ken.dawson@arcure.net the UK representative for the Blaxtair system. It continuously scans the designated area, all aspects of the area are analysed in a fraction of a second and classified as a pedestrian or object.

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