Israeli startup TriEye has partnered with Continental Engineering Services (CES) to focus on the implementation of SWIR imaging systems in Driver Monitoring Systems.

TriEye’s sensing solution proves effective in challenging visibility conditions, such as high-glare from the sun, shade patterns from the surroundings, or approaching vehicle headlights – detection scenarios that are paramount for the safety and reliability of in-cabin monitoring. Beyond enhanced visibility, the companies will evaluate the unique added value of SWIR for remote material sensing in comparison to other sensor modalities. With TriEye’s technology, Continental Engineering Services will be able to offer its customers valuable sensing solutions such as enhanced user identification capabilities or precise seat belt detection.

InGaAs-based SWIR cameras have been around for decades, serving the science, aerospace, and defense industries, but have not yet been used for mass-market applications due to their high costs and large form factor. Based on advanced nanophotonics research, TriEye and its strategic manufacturing partner enable the fabrication of a cost-effective, CMOS-based HD SWIR sensor at scale, that is mass-produced and small in size.

Among the companies that are collaborating with TriEye is the leading sports car manufacturer Porsche, in addition to the global automotive supplier Denso. The evaluation of TriEye sensing technology by CES, Porsche, Denso, and additional TriEye customers, reinforces the rise of SWIR as a key element in advanced vision solutions. More and more applications are harnessing SWIR spectrum image data to solve complex challenges that become clear when looking beyond the visible.