ProjectFusing Far and Near InfraRed imaging for pedestrian injury mitigation

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Fusing Far and Near InfraRed imaging for pedestrian injury mitigation

FNIR was a system/concept oriented project aimed at evaluating the opportunities of using fused Near Infrared (NIR) and Far Infrared (FIR) sensors in Night Vision systems for automobiles. The objective of the FNIR project was to achieve higher pedestrian detection performance than today.

This is necessary to allow a stronger interaction with the driver. Sensor fusion with presently available FIR sensors will however be too costly for wide spread automotive use. Fortunately, the fused system allows reduced FIR sensor resolution and sensitivity. Therefore the fusion approach may solve both the performance and cost problems enabling wide spread implementation.

FNIR looked into the opportunities and limitations for a new detector material, wafer level packaging and miniature optics.
The FNIR projectet was completed and finished by December 31:st, 2010.