- MOBIS Unveils the Around View Monitoring (AVM) System - Available in the Grandeur 3.3 GDI - The AVM system provides the driver from the comfort of his or her own seat with real-time monitoring of the 360-degree external view from outside the car. The system helps prevents accidents that may occur in tight driving conditions, for example when entering an alleyway or during parking
Ms. K (real name withheld) now fears driving on narrow roads, still frightened by her experience only narrowly avoiding an oncoming car that was coming out of an alley only to then scrape another car that was parked along the side of the road. In fact, it was after she almost became involved in an accident involving children who had been playing in the street and had managed to enter her car’s blind-spot that she began to really realize how much of a pain it was to drive alone. Nowadays, indeed, right across the country, there is a search for a technology to solve the problem of driving blind-spots, especially in build-up areas.
MOBIS has thus developed its Around View Monitoring (AVM) system, allowing for a complete 360 degree view from the driver’s seat of what’s happening outside the car; this system has in fact been fitted in the latest Hyundai Car, the Grandeur 3.3 GDI.
With the installation of a total of four cameras, one on the bottom of each of the external side-view mirrors, as well as at both the front and rear of the car, AVM is a system which allows for real-time monitoring from within the car of what’s happening all around the car outside. This puts the new system right at the heart of current cutting-edge safety technology and convenience technological solutions now available in the global car market. Operating at speeds of less than 20km/h with a 2D tab-view of the view outside both above and below, thanks to being able to guide the cameras with the operation of a handle, the system allows for the display of the car’s trajectory during parking through its Parking Guide System (PGS) service.
By allowing the driver to look simply and quickly through the display to see if there are any obstacles or dangers present in the front or rear driving blind-spots, the AVM system is a great help in preventing all types of car accidents that may otherwise occur when driving or parking in small roads or alleyways.
MOBIS developed AVM system uses cameras with the latest 300,000 pixel wide-angle lenses, allowing for 190 degree views on their horizontal axes, and for a 130 vertical-axis view. In addition, ultrasonic Parking Aid Sensors (PAS) attached at the front and rear ends of the car alert the driver to any obstacles, while the PGS itself creates an easier parking experience by displaying the car’s trajectory on the in-car screen.
Of note is that MOBIS’ the AVM system, through its 4 cameras that are combined in a live video feed, yet measuring only 8cm, means that blind spots and the car’s current course can be viewed in detail. AVM had been previously unveiled back in March this year at the MOBIS Tech Fair at BMW’s Munich HQ in Germany, where it had been seen as offering a greater level of detail regarding the car’s blind-spots and trajectory-obstructions than the current BMW system.
Starting with the 2D tab-view in the latest Grandeur model, MOBIS is planning along with Hyundai and Kia Motors to integrate it into other high-end cars in later phases of development. MOBIS is also planning to carry out a full-scale marketing effort focused on all aspects of the car manufacturing business overseas. The forecast is further to use this as a spur towards further upgrades to its car technology, with 3D AVM set to be released in 2013.
Director of the MOBIS Research Lab and Head of the Mechatronics Development Center Gui-Han Che said that, “this is the technology without the driver’s control can prevent car accidents by its provision of a real-time monitoring system for what’s happening outside the car. The AVM system is right at the cutting edge of a recent trend in car safety systems, and it gives us that extra level of competitiveness with which to compete at a global level.”
MOBIS built the Research Lab as a way of helping it to attain its goal of becoming a top-5 global car components supplier, and has been sharply expanding its R&D through the expansion of its Human Resources. With its application of its in-house developed electronic technology systems and existing devices and modules, MOBIS is on course to expanding its R&D competitiveness to the level of global benchmarks.