In today’s automotive environment, there are a variety of in-car cameras. These automotive cameras provide solutions to different problems. Safety is the first priority, followed by security.
In many of the vehicles being made today, you can find front, rear, backup, side and far-view cameras, along with rear-view, and surround view cameras. As a matter of fact, as of March 2018, all vehicles manufactured and sold in the U.S. must have backup cameras as part of their standard equipment.
The global automotive camera market is expected to see a spike in growth over the next seven to ten years because of the growing advancements in camera-based drive assistance sensors, safety systems, along with aftermarket sales of parking cameras.
With advancements in the in-car camera technology, along with large production output of the product, it’s expected to lower the price point dramatically. This will create immense market potential in the near future.
Automotive cameras are mainly incorporated in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). ADAS includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Pedestrian Detection (PD), Blind Spot Detection (BSD), Driver Monitoring, Park Assist System (PAS), Night Vision, and Road Sign Recognition Systems (RSRS).
The U.S. dominates the in-car camera market and is expected to see significant gains because of the growing demand of luxury vehicles; not only in the U.S., but also in
Canada and Mexico. The growth will also be fueled by the increasing installation of ADAS systems in commercial and passenger cars.
There is also increasing demand for various cameras that include thermal, infrared and digital cameras in commercial and passenger vehicles.
At Universe Optics, we agree with this growing trend. When in comes to automotive cameras, you don’t want anything left to chance. When you choose us to engineer and manufacture a precision lens for your specific design, you can rest assured that your automotive camera will deliver the clearest view possible.
While the auto industry is undoubtedly looking ahead to driver-less cars and automation, drivers are looking to enhance their cars – and their in-car experiences – today.