Tokyo - January 9, 2018 - In October 2014, Sony Corporation ("Sony") announced that it would commercialize image sensors for automotive use. Having positioned automotive as one of the focus areas of its image sensor business, Sony has released a number of highly advanced products in this area that boast industry-first features and capabilities.
At CES 2018 (Las Vegas, NV), Sony will showcase further breakthroughs in this field: advances in image sensor technology that give vehicles evolved vision as society moves towards the advent of fully autonomous driving. Demonstrations of how the sensors detect their 360-degree surroundings, even under backlit or unlit conditions, and help vehicles quickly evade danger will be shown at the show. Additionally, visitors can experience how wide-angles, telescopic zoom, high speed and high sensitivity images captured with the advanced image sensors differ from what they actually see with their own eyes.
With the goal of developing image sensors that surpass the human eye, Sony is committed to continually improving image sensor performance in areas such as sensitivity in unlit areas, resolution for telescopic and wide-angle photography, as well as dynamic range performance in backlit environments. Through such initiatives, Sony aims to realize the recognition of a surrounding environment, even in driving conditions where the human eye would struggle to see.