Vision-based safety systems are poised for explosive growth in next-generation automobiles. Multiple high-definition displays are appearing in the center console, rear seatbacks, and even the instrument cluster for both information and entertainment (infotainment) purposes. Cameras are also increasingly deployed to increase safety and for driver assist applications, such as improved visibility for backup and parking. Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed new vehicle safety regulations calling for standard rear-mounted video cameras and displays in all vehicles.
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