Thursday, February 26, 2009

Automotive machine vision

Industrial machine vision is something of a bespoke business: every system has to be tailored to the needs of the customer, hence the importance of “application engineering.” This is why developers of machine vision technology are constantly searching for applications with high replication potential, allowing them to develop once but sell many times.

So what could be higher volume than an in-vehicle application? Intelligent back-up cameras, road sign recognition and lane departure warning systems are all examples of how machine vision is about to explode into everyday life. For a fascinating in-depth look at how the technology is advancing, let me refer you to “Vision Quest” authored by John H Day and published 1/1/2008 on

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