Thursday, June 11, 2020

Trieye Officially Announces its CMOS SWIR Camera

Evertiq: TriEye has officially revealed Sparrow – its first CMOS-based SWIR camera. Among the companies that are collaborating with TriEye and are evaluating the Sparrow is DENSO, in addition to Porsche that made an investment in the company back in 2019.

The sensor is particularly effective in low visibility conditions such as identifying black ice, dark clothed pedestrians, and cyclists - all under low-light or other common low visibility conditions, detection scenarios that are paramount for the automotive industry.

We are proud and delighted to announce our collaboration with DENSO which marks a meaningful step forward in delivering our mission of solving the low visibility challenge,” says Avi Bakal, TriEye’s Co-Founder and CEO. “The joint work has been greatly beneficial since day one, bringing together DENSO’s innovative approach and market experience with TriEye groundbreaking technology.

TriEye aims to make SWIR cameras affordable and accessible for the global mass market. The release of Sparrow marks a major milestone towards that goal. The company is expected to launch the first samples of Raven, said to be the world's first CMOS-based SWIR HD camera, later this year.

TriEye’s SWIR camera can be integrated as a standard visible camera and can reuse existing visible image AI algorithms, which saves the effort of recollecting and annotating millions of miles.


  1. I suppose there is a cup of Coca-Cola in front of the standard camera!

  2. Why the visible camera produce no image during a sunny day ?

  3. To show efficacy of SWIR, usually people put artificial obscurants, if they don't find natural ways to compare pictures. In this case, it is probably a smoke or fog bottle or something SWIR penetrable that you find on highway conditions.

  4. The presented image quality of the sparrow looks very poor (blurry image, weird artefacts, ...). I hope it is due to post-compression ...

  5. The blue bounding boxes looks a bit photoshopped: Why they are not showing the real video of that scene and not marketing still images? We all remember the Sony Starvis Leo.

  6. Their story would be more convincing if they showed some metrics on sensitivity and noise levels. Correct me if I am wrong, but I haven't seen that they published that data anywhere.

  7. From what I heard they just have a cmos camera with 10-15% improved IR sensitivity. The demo here is not relevant as they probably used a visible camera with an IR cut on it. Pretty sure if they took The IRC our you couldn’t tell the difference.

  8. You can check the latest paper from the professor who is also CTO of the company:

    They show photoresponse in SWIR but with very low sensitivity.

    1. But this is exactly PtSi-like photodetector, haha!!!

  9. could you elaborate more on that please?


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