With the creation of a virtual 3D space around a vehicle comes a myriad of challenges to solve and continue on improving. To customers, one common basic issue is the one in the physical realm - where the target vehicle is of specific dimensions and going through a multitude of changing environments.
Therefore Xylon has developed a flexible and robust system that enables users to change a variety of hardware, software and camera positioning specifications on a case by case basis.
Surround View can adjust to the number of cameras used, the types of lenses used and the proper mathematical calculation to adapt to these differences and deliver a stable and reliable product. For this purpose Xylon has created our own user-friendly and graphically representative software suite used for set up and modification of certain camera parameters – called logiBUILDER
. It enables users to create, add or create modes to adjust the camera parameters to their needs via an easy to use graphical interface. It is accompanied by the logiOWL Vehicle Self Calibration application, an automatic end-of-line camera calibration suite that can run fully embedded in the target vehicle and enables full vehicle multi-camera calibration in as little as 10 seconds.
Some of the key features, each developed to tackle a challenge that was discovered through the practical use of our Surround View implementations. Users also retain the ability to turn on and off each feature depending on their needs and requirements in each scenario.
Real-Time Dynamic Stitching
In the overlap zones of cameras, there is a distinct possibility of a blind spot occurring at specific distances from the vehicle. To combat this, Xylon has implemented real-time regions angles changes or dynamic stitching, which enables users to quickly and on-the-fly modify the overlap zones calculations using alpha masks. By relying more on one cameras field-of-vision-rather than the neighbouring, users can spot incoming vehicles in the overlap zones at a farther distance. One such practical example can be seen below in our Surround View showcase video at 03:15.