June 26, 2022

 

Night Vision System (NVS) and Driver Monitoring System (DMS)
Night Vision System (NVS) and Driver Monitoring System (DMS)

Summary:-

As the number of vehicles on the road increases, the demand for safety is increasing among consumers and governments. Passenger cars suffer most of the accidents each year due to driver negligence or poor lighting conditions on the road. To solve this problem, car manufacturers have been equipping their luxury new cars with night vision systems and driver monitoring systems. Night vision systems, also known as active safety systems, and driver monitoring systems are used in passenger cars. Night vision systems and driver monitoring systems are mainly installed in premium cars, and luxury cars play an important role in preventing traffic accidents.

The night vision system gives vehicle drivers better visibility while driving at night or in dark weather conditions. In addition, the driver can see paths that the vehicle’s headlights do not reach. Driver monitoring systems, on the other hand, use infrared sensors to monitor the driver’s attention.

The driver monitoring system includes a Charged Coupled Device (CCD) camera located on the steering column that tracks the driver’s eyes with infrared LED detectors. If the driver loses his/her attention on the road or an accidental situation is detected, the system warns the driver with flashing lights and beeps. The system applies automatic brakes to the vehicle if the driver does not apply the brakes in an accidental situation. Developed countries have a large market for night vision systems and driver monitoring systems because of the relatively large number of premium and luxury passenger cars compared to developing countries. However, the growing demand for luxury cars in developing countries is driving the demand for night vision systems and driver monitoring systems. Night vision systems had a larger market share compared to driver monitoring systems. The high price is a major constraining factor for the night vision systems and driver monitoring systems market. But rising global per capita income is diminishing its impact.

Rising demand for luxury vehicles and safety awareness are key market drivers for advanced night vision systems and driver monitoring systems market. The New Vehicle Assessment Program (NCAP) is a government automotive safety program implemented in all major countries around the world to evaluate new vehicle designs for performance against a variety of safety threats. This program ranks passenger cars according to the level of safety they provide. The growing number of countries implementing NCAP presents growth opportunities for global night vision systems and driver monitoring systems. The U.S. Department of Transportation evaluates vehicle safety programs that make vehicle manufacturers’ safety rules more stringent. The Bharat New Vehicle Safety Assessment Program, a safety assessment program based on the NCAP model, is expected to be implemented in India by the end of 2014.

By region, Europe led the global night vision systems and driver monitoring systems market, followed by North America. The European night vision system and driver monitoring system market is struggling with the economic downturn, but is maintaining growth thanks to the economic recovery and customer trust recovery. The major players operating in the night vision systems and driver monitoring systems market are Robert Bosch GmbH, Continental AG, Autoliv Inc., Delphi Automotive PLC, Denso Corporation, Omron Corporation, and Magna Electronics.