Tesla recently announced that video cameras have their own importance as LiDAR and radar in tracking road signs, pedestrians and other vehicles for self-driving cars. Whereas most cameras are unable to handle severe lighting situations such as in a very dark condition, flashing LEDs or sudden entrance into a tunnel. Now, Sony has presented its advanced automotive camera sensor. This latest camera has high sensitivity, anti-flicker tech and HDR capability. It has been considered one of the first specifically designed in providing help to self-governing vehicles function in less ideal conditions. It is important that tunnels are specifically severe on entry & exit due to the massive differences in lighting. A RED camera has shown efficient HDR functions for handling it in a demo.
Sony mentioned in a video that a non-HDR camera was unable to see but just white after encountering light at the edge of a bright tunnel. The new advanced sensor has ability to easily adjust the sudden light change and spots a flashing LED light. Some important features of the 2.45 megapixel sensor include light sensitivity down to 0.1 lux. It provides a significant amount of help to a vehicle in observing road signs or pedestrians clearly in a full-moon night without its own lights. It has 120dB HDR sensitivity in order to handle urban night and tunnels driving. It can reduce flickering with a function working in parallel with HDR using a much longer exposure time. Sony has confirmed that this advanced device efficient for automotive reliability & safety standards.