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Calibrating a test person for eye tracking. cheaper” than the rotating sensor from Velodyne, known from the “Google car” and currently said to be something like the “gold standard” in the Lidar market. The wide aperture angle is achieved through rotating mirrors inside the casing; nevertheless the sensor has about the same compact size as standard radar sensors today in use. Its infrared beams however create a much more clear and detailed image than radar sensors. At the event, Valeo demonstrated its use in a working zone assist, where the lidar sensor detects the lateral limitations of the driving lane with very high precision. In the pursuit of developing intuitive ways to control functions in the car, eye tracking seems to emerge as a future-prone technology. Valeo is among those probing out the potential of this principle. At the Hockenheim event, the company demonstrated its research activities in this area. Once the system is calibrated to the respective user’s facial characteristics and thus can determine where the person is looking, it is capable of identifying viewing direction at surprisingly high precision and speed - it takes less than half a second to find out which control element or button is selected. A potential application could be selecting music titles from a playlist. However, the researchers so far have not yet found out which criterion has to be created to activate the respective function - after all, it could be possible that the user needs more time to read the list entries. “This is where we are right now with our investigation”, a Valeo engineer explained. “We need to continue our research”. THE ORIGINAL MEDICAL PUSH-PULL CONNECTOR Metal connectors Rugged design Sterilizable 360° EMC shielding Watertight IP 68 optional From 2 to 106 contacts Plastic connectors Sterilizable Various colour codings and keying Watertight IP 64 optional From 2 to 48 contacts Hybrid connectors Multipole Coaxial Triaxial Fibre optics Fluidic High voltage Custom configuration LEMO SA - Switzerland Phone: (+41 21) 695 16 00 info@lemo.com Contact your local partner on www.lemo.com A potential eye tracking application: messages appear in the head-up display; the driver decides with a glimpse how to handle them. www.electronics-eetimes.com Electronic Engineering Times Europe December 2014 17


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