AVI Systems launches AI-based turning assistant system

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 13 Sep 2019

Austrian high-tech company AVI Systems introduces ‘Careye Safety Angle’ turning assistant system at IAA 2019. AVI claims that the system can detect people, cyclists and objects on the basis of Artificial Intelligence and reliably warns the driver in real-time acoustically and optically in case of a possible collision. Thus, the danger of the blind spot is defused.

The company not only addresses the aftermarket but also offers the solutions to vehicle and plant body manufacturers. Through corresponding standard interfaces the turning assistant can be used for trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles. Wolfgang Schreder, head of innovation management, explains: "During the development phase - in addition to functional safety - we focused on the fact that the chosen system architecture provides the necessary flexibility to easily meet the design and functional needs of manufacturers.

The Careye Safety Angle offers additional assistants: The 'City Collision Assistant' warns of possible collisions in urban areas. The 'Lane Change Assistant' monitors the areas to the side of the vehicle. The 'Speed Assistant' signals that the maximum permitted speed has been exceeded. The 'Reversing Assistant' reliably warns against obstacles when reversing. In addition, the 'Cargo Monitoring System' secures the cargo when the vehicles are parked.

Jorg Kammerhofer, head of sales and marketing said, “Due to the AVI Systems specific camera-based sensor technology achieved angular field, it was obvious to also use this for additional assistance systems and thus provide our customers with real added value.”

The intelligent outside mirror, a variant aimed at OEMs, replaces the vehicle's conventional mirrors and represents a significant additional benefit in daily traffic due to dynamic changes in the viewing areas.

The hardware and software of the ‘Careye Safety Angle’ product suite are developed in-house by AVI Systems and combine high-tech camera monitor systems with corresponding Artificial Intelligence algorithms.