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.
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 the basic idea, but there are several versions of lane departure vision systems available now; including ones that react and […]
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 designed to provide both the driver and vehicle owner a complete view of the large vehicle, inside and out, from […]
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 rear-mounted video cameras.
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 the likelihood of certain kinds of accidents occurring again.
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, nearly all barcode readers contain decoder circuitry analyzing the bar code’s image data provided by the sensor and sending the barcode’s content […]
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, and food inspection. These S-Mount Lenses are compact imaging lenses designed for use with many small format industrial cameras. M12 […]
Within the sphere of industrial automation, the word ‘sensor’ typically refers to presence sensing devices such as limit switch, photo eye (photoelectric) and laser sensors.
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 the demand for 3D scanning devices that can transform real objects into 3D printable models is growing.
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 […]