Ficosa says it has now sold more than 5m rear-view cameras since 2014.
“This milestone consolidates the company’s leadership in the vision systems market and reaffirms the strong technological transformation undertaken in order to move from providing conventional vision systems based on mirrors to cameras with a high technological component,” said Ficosa ADAS Business Unit, Josep María Forcadell.
The director added Ficosa expects to experience strong growth in the segment, with a forecast to “reach 25m rear-view cameras sold by 2028.”
Rear-view cameras, which are designed to make parking easier for the driver, are part of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) category. When the vehicle is put into reverse, the camera at the rear of the car is activated, displaying a live image of the area behind the car on the central monitor for more precise manoeuvring.
The company currently manufactures and markets analogue rear-view cameras, as well as a new generation of digital versions, which provide a wider range of vision and maximum resolution.
Surround View System – a step towards autonomous driving:
Ficosa has also integrated rear-view cameras into the Surround View System. Using four perimeter cameras and a control unit, this system offers 360º vision, providing images from multiple perspectives and assistance in parking manoeuvres from any blind spot.[These innovations] “represent a turning point that positions the company as a provider of integral solutions for vision assistance systems,” added Forcadell.
“Thanks to advances in technology and our engineering and production capabilities, we can embark on a roadmap of new product development in the coming years. We are focused on creating solutions for vehicle peripheral vision, automated parking and assistance, as well as cameras and other elements that make up the key ecosystem for autonomous driving.”
The company is already working on a new update of the Surround View System that will add new features aimed at increasing safety, such as pedestrian detection at the start of a manoeuvre, so the system can trigger an emergency brake.