Automobile Industry Lenses from Universe Kogaku

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.

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Automotive Optics News

  • Military Night Vision

Night Vision Use In The Military

Night vision was first used in the military in the 1930s on German tanks. These devices provided much better vision than the naked eye but the original version was expensive and heavy. […]

  • Robotic Dog

Laser Robots in Automotive Factories

Many manufacturing facilities are outdated and inefficient. That’s why so many companies are looking at retooling. Not only have the products changed, but the flow of the facility has become more of a challenge. Manufacturers [...]

  • Lane Departure System

Lane Departure Vision Systems

Most vehicles sold today come with lane departure warning systems that alert drivers when their car is about to veer out of the lane and warns them to get back into the lane. That is [...]

  • Commercail vehicles

Commercial Vehicle Surveillance System

When it comes to monitoring large commercial vehicles, like a bus, limousine, or a semi-truck, a commercial vehicle surveillance system allows the driver to keep tabs on even the hardest-to-see areas. Truck camera systems are [...]

  • Car Rearview Camera

Backup Camera System

As of May 2018, federal law has required that all new passenger cars, trucks, vans and other vehicles weighing less than 10,000 pounds be equipped with rearview monitoring technology. And in most cases that means [...]

  • Autonomous Driving

Thermal Imaging Can Improve Autonomous Driving

With three major accidents in 2018, autonomous driving has experienced some major setbacks. However, thermal imaging can improve autonomous driving. Also known as infrared imaging, there’s great promise on the horizon in relationship to decreasing [...]

  • Barcode Scanners

Four Types of Barcode Scanners

Barcode scanners are extremely simple devices that can read and output printed barcodes to a computer. Like a flatbed scanner, it consists of a light source, a lens and a light sensor translating optical impulses into electrical ones. Additionally, [...]

  • M12 Lenses

M12 Lenses

M12 Lenses, also referred to as S-Mount Lenses or Micro-Video Lenses, are board lenses used to focus an image onto a camera sensor. They are used in a variety of applications including automotive, forensics, pharmaceutical, [...]

  • 3D Scanning

3D Scanning

3D scanning is all about capturing real-world data and converting it into a 3D model. Until recently, 3D scanners were mainly used for industrial applications. 3D printing is becoming more common, especially for hobbyists, and [...]

  • Automotive Cameras

Automotive Cameras

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, [...]

  • Terahertz Radiation

3D Printing And Terahertz Radiation

Terahertz radiation is used in a wide variety of applications including airport security checks and material analysis in a lab.  The wavelength of this radiation is significantly larger than the wavelength of visible light, as [...]

  • Computer Vision

Understanding Computer Vision

Someone throws a ball. The other person catches it. Simple, right? No, not really. This is one of the most complex processes science has ever attempted to comprehend, let alone recreate. Inventing a machine to [...]

  • Photoelectric Sensors

Photoelectric Sensors

Sometimes known as photo eyes, photoelectric sensors emit a beam of light that is used to detect the presence or absence of items and equipment, or changes in surface conditions.  When the emitted light is [...]

  • 3D Printing

3D Printing

Although 3D printing is commonly thought of as a new ‘futuristic’ concept, it has actually been around for more than 30 years. […]

  • Machine Vision Technology

Machine Vision Technology

Machine vision technology, which allows computers to see and understand their surroundings, is experiencing a dramatic increase in usage.

  • Laser Technology Advancements

Laser Technology Advancements

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 [...]

  • Smart Perception

Smart Perception And Hyperspectral Imaging

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 [...]

  • Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous Vehicles

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 [...]