Time-of-Flight (ToF) techniques give machines the ability to see accurately in real-time in 3D by establishing the distance between the camera and multiple points on the subject surface. What is Time-of-Flight?: an explanation (PDF)
The design and pixel structure of Sony’s CMOS Time-of-Flight image sensor makes it possible to map objects in 3D more reliably, in more detail and at faster frame rates.
Integrating its sensors with its most advanced camera hardware, Sony leads the field in ToF integration with versatile ultra-compact and energy-efficient packages.
The Sony suite of depthsensing middleware covers the full spectrum of customer needs, including activity monitoring through 3D hand, finger and full-body tracking; image filters; scene and environmental analysis; gesture recognition, and obstacle detection and classification.
The Sony safety cocoon is a Sony vision of car safety fusing advanced imaging and sensing technologies (RADAR, LiDAR and Camera) to sense 360 degrees around the vehicle, enabling faster responses to potential dangers and obstacles on the road. More here
Depthsense™ CARlib™ software helps car experiences to move towards a more human, mutli-modal interaction. Drivers can stay focused while using in-vehicle infotainment and communicating. Intuitive gestures such as finger flicks and circling, pointing and swiping, can control everything from music to phone apps and when combined with other sensors bring a complete user experience for comfort, safety and personalisation.
ICMlib™ offers many in-cabin opportunities such as occupancy monitoring in order to differentiate between people and objects and tracks their movements. The WIOTS (What Is On The Seat) algorithm detects and classifies occupant size and position.
Face authentication and ‘Out of Position’ detection ensure greater security and safety.