FLIR Announces Development Kit for Next-Gen Automotive Thermal Vision

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March 27, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: March 27 on

Today FLIR introduced the Automotive Development Kit (ADK) featuring our high-performance Boson thermal camera core. The ADK is an essential, cost-effective kit needed for the development of next-generation automotive thermal vision and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

Thermal imagers, which are already on vehicles offered by GM, Mercedes, Audi and BMW, are an ideal sensor technology for pedestrian detection, identifying people in cluttered environments and giving analytics the critical information needed for automated decisions. FLIR thermal imagers are proven and have helped drivers see well beyond their high beams for more than a decade – day, night, through smoke and haze, and past the glare of oncoming headlights. The new ADK uses FLIR’s latest sensor technology to make testing, development, and potential integration easier and faster. 

FLIR ADK™ Thermal Vision Automotive Development Kit (ADK) specifications website,