Section: Application Domains
Car driving technologies
In the long term (five to ten years from now) all car manufacturers foresee that cameras with their associated hardware and software will become parts of standard car equipment. Cameras' fields of view will span both outside and inside the car. Computer vision software should be able to have both low-level (alert systems) and high-level (cognitive systems) capabilities. Forthcoming camera-based systems should be able to detect and recognize obstacles in real-time, to assist the driver for manoeuvering the car (through a verbal dialogue), and to monitor the driver's behaviour. For example, the analysis and recognition of the driver's body gestures and head motions will be used as cues for modelling the driver's behaviour and for alerting her or him if necessary.