Berlin, Germany-based start-up Autoaid will exhibit its patent-pending Automotive Bulb Camera for the first time at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, during January 9-12. The simple camera system can be retrofitted to virtually any car to collect and analyze huge quantities of video data from real traffic events. This data is essential for the further development of autonomous driving.
The high-resolution camera is integrated into a halogen or LED automotive lamp and is used in conventional car headlight lampholders (e.g., H7 or H4). The system works quite simply on a plug-and-play basis and the original visual appearance of the vehicle is not altered. As a further component of Autoaid’s new telematics platform, the cameras record all traffic events and send them, coupled with the real driving behavior such as steering, braking and accelerating, as well as with the geodata, to the Autoaid servers. There, object recognition software identifies the traffic participants, traffic lights, signs and more. The result for the industry is a detailed, almost inexhaustible volume of data documenting the driving behavior of millions of car drivers.