Challenges for automotive camera systems

Challenges and solutions for testing automotive camera systems


Over the past two decades, more and more cameras have found their way into automobiles, and today, driver assistance systems have become indispensable in modern cars. However, as advancement continues, the requirements for self-driving vehicles have proven to be a great challenge for system manufacturers.

In a recent blog post, we look at the challenges posed by the requirements of autonomous driving systems while also looking at the attempts to solve these challenges.

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Vega - high illumination stability

A versatile DC light source for testing flicker response


Vega uses DC technology to create a high-stability light source. DC technology benefits all camera testing, including tests with very short exposure times, e.g., automotive-grade cameras.

  • High dynamic range testing
  • Very short exposure time testing
  • Extremely stable
  • Various flicker modes

This device is perfect for a much more accurate solution for high-intensity measurements, such as contrast detection probability (CDP), modulated mitigation probability (MMP), or flicker, noise, and tone curve measurement.

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A geometric calibration for larger cameras and distances


The GEOCAL XL incorporates all the same features as the standard GEOCAL but has a significantly larger output window. This larger version is ideal for the geometric calibration of cameras with large front lenses and in instances where the distance between the camera and GEOCAL needs to be significant (e.g., calibrating through a windshield).

The GEOCAL line is a set of unique devices in the field of geometric camera calibration because they do not require a relay lens or test charts and can generate a grid of light spots originating from infinity.

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Image Quality Training

Personalized image quality training in Germany


We now offer image quality training at our office in Kerpen, Germany. The training is available from beginner to advanced levels of image quality testing experience. We will work with you to customize a one or two-day training to ensure you are optimizing the right skills for your industry specifications.

The course will be taught by experienced image quality test engineers and include hands-on training with the latest image quality test devices. In addition, you will receive a tour of one of the world's largest independent test labs and be provided with tips on building your own test lab.

Please get in touch with our sales team for more information and/or to schedule a training session in Kerpen.

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Low-light performance testing

Learn more about the importance of low-light testing


Low-light performance is the lowest light level a camera can capture while retaining acceptable values across the various image quality factors. ISO standard 19093 outlines multiple methods, such as using the TE42-LL test chart to test a camera system's low-light performance.

Low-light performance is essential in industries such as automotive and security, where camera systems must perform at a high level regardless of the light level to ensure safety.

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