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Advanced pedestrian detection using radar-video sensor fusion and automatic tone mapping

Summary

In pursuit of ever more powerful advanced driver assistance services (ADAS), industry and academia are looking into the potential of multiple sensor technologies and sensor suite configurations – including video, ultrasound, radar, and lidar. 

Since no one system covers all needs, scenarios, and (traffic/weather) conditions, the next generation of powerful ADAS will likely stem from a combination of technologies. 

In this article, Jan Aelterman and David Van Hamme from IPI (imec’s Image Processing and Interpretation research group at Ghent University, Belgium) report on two of the latest breakthroughs that bring pedestrian detection for automotive to the next level: radar-video sensor fusion and automatic tone mapping.