Driven by the mandated adoption of advanced safety features enforced by governments around the global as well as strong demands for upgraded safety and convenience experience from the consumer side, the automotive industry is going through an intensified arms race of equipping vehicles with more sensors and boosted computation capacity. Among various sensors, camera and radar stand out as a popular combination offering complementary capabilities. As a result, camera radar fusion (or CRF in short) has been regarded as one of the key technology trends for future advanced driving assistant system (ADAS). This paper reports a camera radar fusion system developed at TI, which is powered by a broad set of TI silicon products, including CMOS radar, TDA SoC processor, FPD-Link II/III SerDes, PMIC, and so forth. The system is developed to not only showcase algorithmic benefits of fusion, but also the competitiveness of TI solutions as a whole in terms of coverage of capabilities, balance between performance and energy efficiency, and rich supports from the associated HW and SW ecosystem.
Ziguo Zhong, Stanley Liu, Manu Mathew, Aish Dubey, "Camera Radar Fusion for Increased Reliability in ADAS Applications" in Proc. IS&T Int’l. Symp. on Electronic Imaging: Autonomous Vehicles and Machines, 2018, pp 258-1 - 258-4, https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2018.17.AVM-258