DENSO Expands Vision Sensor Detection Angle for Subaru Legacy Outback, Crosstrek Models
Widened view helps better detect bicyclists and pedestrians entering roads suddenly from the side
KARIYA, Japan (Sep. 27, 2022) — DENSO Corporation today announced it has expanded the detection angle of its vision sensor, increasing the sensor’s ability to recognize pedestrians and bicycles around a vehicle to improve road safety. The vision sensor is used on some grades of the SUBARU Legacy Outback, announced on April 13, 2022, for the North American market, and the all-new SUBARU Crosstrek*1, unveiled on September 15, 2022, for Japanese market.
*1 The all-new Subaru Crosstrek will be officially announced in autumn, 2022
*2 Source: Number of traffic accidents by violation/age bracket of pedestrians (whose negligence is serious compared other parties involved in accidents) in “2019 Traffic Statistics” published by the Institute for Traffic Accident Research and Data Analysis
*3 The detection angle of vision sensor is based on DENSO’s measurement.
*4 Assessment conditions for hazard detection in a situation where a bicycle crosses a road at 20 km/h when one’s own vehicle is cruising at 10 km/h. The conditions are considered to be difficult to meet in terms of the angle of view; they have been met by expanding the detection angle.
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