Technology supplier Veoneer has signed an agreement to equip BMW Group vehicles with camera heads for vision systems for automated driving.

The camera heads complement the deal between the automaker, Qualcomm Technologies, and Arriver announced last March.

The high definition 8 MP camera, mounted behind the rear view mirror, monitors the forward path of the vehicle to provide reliable and accurate information to the vehicle control system.

In the latest automated driving systems, the automaker’s current AD stack is combined with Arriver’s vision perception and NCAP drive policy products on Qualcomm Technologies’ system on chip, with the goal of designing best in class AD functions spanning NCAP, Level 2 and Level 3.

The camera heads are adapted to the current trend of a central and scalable software architecture and will be an essential part of the sensors required for future generation AD platforms.