ZF TRW has unveiled its third generation video camera, the S-Cam 3, with production starting for the first time across four major global vehicle platforms.
The camera is launching on a number of compact C and D segment sedan, as well as crossover vehicles in Europe, North America and Asia through the end of 2015.
The supplier says the camera has six times the processing power of previous generation options, with the technology offering functions including traffic light detection, large animal and general object detection, as well as automatic emergency braking for pedestrians at night.
“The launch of our S-Cam 3 marks an important milestone in making active safety technology accessible to the mass market,” said ZF TRW product planning, Andy Whydell.
“Cameras are widely recognised for their safety benefits and the SCam3 is now ASIL-B rated for improved functional safety performance.
“Now in its third generation, our video camera is a sophisticated, proven technology which can enable important Page 2/3, 2015-07-07 safety decisions and provide a strong base platform for active safety systems when combined with other sensors and actuators.”