Leaders in Development
Imaging Systems Technology is a leader in designing custom End of Line test systems for fascia mounted cameras as well as side and rearview mirror cameras. IST’s engineers have developed customer camera hardware and software for testing analog and digital cameras including the latest 360° surround view digital camera technology.
360-degree camera-based vision systems are the key to safety, driver assistance, accident avoidance, assisted parking and back-up monitoring. These active safety systems can also support the driver in mitigating crash severity in an accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – “Of the technologies tested for their potential to reduce back over incidents, the camera based systems may have the greatest potential to provide drivers with reliable assistance in identifying people in the path of the vehicle when backing.”
With an increasing number of automotive manufacturers offering camera based safety and assist options, creating an End of Line (EOL) test for fascia mounted cameras that can be run in tandem with other EOL tests has become imperative. IST has developed a robust testing mechanism for verifying the functionality and alignment of rear and front mounted vehicular cameras. Using a properly designed test target and holding fixture the EOL Camera Test System can check for multiple things in a fast and accurate manner. IST currently supplies and maintains EOL test solutions to top OEM automotive manufacturers worldwide such as Audi, Ford, GM, Chrysler, and their Tier 1 suppliers.
Key areas of Camera End of Line testing diagnostics
- Color space
The IST Camera Test Software can be easily configured to account for alignment, precision tolerances, fish-eye lens distortion, ambient lighting conditions and depth of field problems. The hardware required to interface the cameras with the Windows PC has is simple USB plug and play device.
All test results are serialized and saved either locally or remotely for parts traceability. This allows ease for retrieving camera test images and its serial number.