Chinese researchers are developing a smart, real-time sensing system for the military vehicles to enable smooth movement at night without lighting or in changeable lighting, local media reports.
The researchers at the Second Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation told Science and Technology Daily on Tuesday that an intelligent sensor underdevelopment has a microchip a few centimeters in size that empowers the system to realize accurate real-time sensing of the driving environment.
Its deep neural network can help the driver to detect blurry objects and obstacles ahead by filtering out distractions such as backlighting and shadows, the Beijing-based newspaper reported.
The sensor will also perform in all weathers by combining and computing algorithmic data about visible light, infrared and millimeter wave radar, the report said.
"The sensor can help reduce driver misjudgment in extreme conditions such as a dark environment and complex terrain, which can greatly improve the movement speed," Song Zhongping, a military expert and TV commentator, told the Global Times.
The system will enter small-scale production by the end of 2018.