Universe Kogaku's optical lenses are used by many of the major companies in the automotive industry. Automobile manufacturers use Universe lens assemblies in the robotic equipment found on their automated assembly lines and inside their cars as well. These lenses are used in back up cameras and other location sensing devices. Universe has a lens for many automobile industry applications. The following lenses are designed to work well for automotive needs, as well as other high resolution, vision applications. At the bottom of this page you will find excerpts of Optics News articles related to the automotive industry. If you are looking for a specific lens for your next optical project, please contact us for personal assistance from a design engineer.
Imagine knowing enough about Earth’s atmosphere to predict climate trends, or knowing enough about a hurricane to get the right people evacuated. Consider a time when advances in medical procedures retire the scalpel to the museum. Even in precision-manufacturing, laser technology advancements can potentially bring consumer costs down because of its efficiency.
Intelligent robotics is one of the technologies that has the potential to fundamentally alter society. From both an industrial and social perspective. “Smart perception” is a key concept that will drive this evolution toward intelligent robotics. With the continued advancements, we could see micro-sized cameras looking at every angle, depth, mode or change in any […]
In 2013, on the streets of Parma, Italy, an autonomous vehicle successfully navigated a route on a public roadway without a driver. The course was relatively short, but, it did include a series of complex traffic scenarios, roundabouts, merging traffic lanes, lights and pedestrian crossings. This was accomplished using a series of 3D imaging techniques […]
Somewhere in the not so recent past, the thought of a vehicle that could ‘drive itself’ was something right out of science fiction. Interestingly, the future is catching up. There is growing interest in self-driving cars following tests over the past few years by Google and research by several major automakers. A major study released […]
As automakers race to meet federal regulations that call for higher fuel-efficiency standards — 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, automobile manufacturers are relying more and more on adhesives to join the body parts together. Ron Weber is President of USS Vision, a Livonia, Mich., machine vision integration and automated inspection system firm. In recent […]
Back Up cameras are one of those technologies that automobile makers have been adding into their newer models because they enhance the safety of the driver and can help eliminate accidents. The wide-angle lenses that are incorporated into the technology are specifically designed for the automotive industry because the camera must operate in varying weather conditions […]
High performance vehicles typically bring with them high performance technologies such as back up cameras, lane drift sensors and other in-car products to make driving safer. Optical technologies such as ghosting lenses that are suitable for CMOS imagers and miniature fisheye lenses that offer a field of view of up to 200 degrees can help […]
Automobile technology is always evolving and safety technologies are along for the ride! Lane departure warning systems are a new technology that is designed to prevent high-speed accidents. The way the lane departure system (LDW) technology works is by monitoring the lane markings on the highways and sounds an alarm when the vehicle begins to […]
Traffic flows, license plate recognition and transport and traffic detection can be monitored through the use of surveillance camera technology. Whether you’re responsible for monitoring a parking lot, railway station, capturing license plate numbers or monitoring the traffic flow and traffic lights on a highway, finding the appropriate lenses to help perform the task is […]