Thursday, November 13, 2014

Toshiba Enhances Nighttime Performance of its ADAS Processor

Toshiba announces expansion of its line-up of image recognition processors for automotive applications with the launch of the TMPV760 series. Sample shipments of the first device, TMPV7608XBG will start in January 2015, with mass production scheduled for December 2016 onwards.

TMPV7608XBG features includes AEB (Autonomous Emergency Braking), TSR (Traffic Sign Recognition), LDW (Lane Departure Warning) and LKA (Lane Keeping Assist), HBA (High Beam Assistance), FCW (Forward Collision Warning), plus new applications that include TLR (Traffic Light Recognition) and AEB pedestrian (during both day and night), which will become part of the Euro NCAP testing program in 2018.

TMPV7608XBG integrates two Enhanced Co-occurrence Histograms of Oriented Gradients technology (CoHOG) accelerators for far higher accuracy image recognition at night. Connected to multiple, Full HD cameras, the processors analyzes color gradients in supplied images and achieves a night-time detection rate of pedestrians that matches the day-time recognition rate of the company’s current devices. TMPV7608XBG also supports a Structure from Motion (SfM) accelerator that realizes 3D reconstruction using the input stream of a monocular camera, and that can detect motionless obstacles on a road surface that are not detected by conventional pattern recognition.

TMPV760 applications

Update: Nikkei Tech publishes few photos from Toshiba's presentation:


  1. Please, can someone relevant tell me what's precision and recall of this type of systems? [ROC curve] I did SfM and other algos and I simply don't believe it may work in real conditions.

  2. Can anybody let me know what other companies are making such processors?

  3. Wow, Toshiba is really taking early market lead of next gen of technologies.


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