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US To Introduce Camera-Based Tech In Vehicles, Replacing Rearview Mirrors

For so long, both the US NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and global automakers have been trying to replace traditional rearview mirrors with cameras. A few days back, the agency NHTSA intends to conduct trials in order to check the usage of new technology by the drivers. This technology is already approved in a few nations by their respective agencies.

By conducting trials, the agency could significantly compare the driving experience and the effective lane switching performance in cars equipped with traditional rearview mirrors and hi-tech camera-based systems.

Automakers have been manufacturing cars equipped with front and rear cameras that actually guide the drivers in several operations, such as parking. However, side camera-technology is expected to appear soon in the US automotive sector.

Last year, Toyota launched its Lexus ES model in Japan, which has side-cameras instead of traditional mirror-based technology. Even Volkswagen brought up side-camera technology in its premium Audi e-tron model for European market later last year. Honda Motor Co. Ltd is all set with the side-camera technology and will integrate it in its upcoming car Honda e, specifically for Europe.

On a related note, the fiercely growing smartphone market is demanding the rapid advancement in cameras as well. Samsung seems to acquire the dominant place in camera development, as it disclosed its first 108-megapixel smartphone-based camera sensor. Actually, Samsung developed its new camera sensor “ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor with 1/1.33 aperture size” in partnership with Xiaomi, and the innovative product will probably come in an upcoming Xiaomi Redmi smartphone. The Samsung-Xiaomi designed sensor is one of the prevalent smartphone sensors ever, with almost 75% the size of Sony’s smartphone camera sensor equipped in RX100 VII.

In general, the pixel size in a 108-megapixel sensor is extremely small. Moreover, Samsung’s Tetracell technology, by default, will transform into a 27-megapixel sensor by gathering more light from a set of four pixels.

Gordon McCoy
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Sr. Content Writer At Carib World News

With a Master of Science in Computer Science Degree and 5 years of active involvement in the IT domain, Gordon was appointed as Technology Department Head 2 years back at his previous company. Formerly, he was working as a journalist. He is very choosy while picking up the words to present the news reports to readers. At the same time, you will definitely get a sense of his delightful personality and commendable knowledge in the field when you read his writings on Carib World News’s platform. He loves to write on various topics such as cyber systems, data management, software development, and all that kind of stuff.

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