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16 February 2005 Moulded infrared optics making night vision for cars within reach
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Proceedings Volume 5663, Photonics in the Automobile; (2005)
Event: European Workshop on Photonics in the Automobile, 2004, Geneva, Switzerland
Sustainable mobility is a major public concern, making increased safety one of the major challenges for the car of the future. About half of all serious traffic accidents occur at night, while only a minority of journeys is at night. Reduced visibility is one of the main reasons for these striking statistics and this explains the interest of the automobile industry in Enhanced Night Vision Systems. As an answer to the need for high volume, low cost optics for these applications, Umicore has developed GASIR. This material is transparent in the NEAR and FAR infrared, and is mouldable into high quality finished spherical, aspherical and diffractive lenses. Umicore's GASIR moulded lenses are an ideal solution for thermal imaging for cars (Night Vision) and for sensing systems like pedestrian detection, collision avoidance, occupation detection, intelligent airbag systems etc.
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Antoine Bourget, Yann Guimond, John Franks, and Marleen Van Den Bergh "Moulded infrared optics making night vision for cars within reach", Proc. SPIE 5663, Photonics in the Automobile, (16 February 2005);


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