Xylon Expands Its Portfolio of Computer Vision IP Cores for Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS) with the Driver Drowsiness Detector
December 22, 2015 -- Zagreb (Croatia) – Xylon expands its portfolio of customizable computer vision IP cores for Advanced Driver Assistance (ADAS) applications based on Xilinx® Zynq®-7000 All Programmable SoC. The new logiDROWSINE Driver Drowsiness Detector IP core detects driver drowsiness and distraction based on facial movements monitored through a camera placed in a vehicle cabin. The IP core monitors movements of driver's eyes, gaze, eyebrows, lips and head, and continuously tracks facial behavioral features that indicate the drowsiness: PERCLOS, microsleep, yawn and others. Based on the behavioral features tracked during the driving, the implemented classifiers recognize several levels of drowsiness that can be used as driver alerts or inputs in other ADAS applications.
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The logiDROWSINE is carefully partitioned between hardware and software to assure high performance and optimal utilization of programmable logic. The complete SoC design, which integrates the logiDROWSINE and related IP cores, fits into the smallest Xilinx Zynq SoC and use only a single CPU core. Such a low utilization of SoC resources enables implementation and parallel execution of other ADAS applications on a single Xilinx SoC device.
In order to validate and demonstrate the complete driver drowsiness detector, the logiDROWSINE was implemented in Xylon logiADAK ADAS development kit and installed in a fleet of test vehicles driven by professional drivers. Xylon has also developed a measurement optical camera system suitable for driver fatigue monitoring while wearing sunglasses and during the night driving.
The logiDROWSINE IP core is prepackaged for the Xilinx Vivado® Design Suite and IP deliverables include the software driver, documentation and technical support. The reference design will be available in January, 2016 as a standard part of the logiADAK v3.1 kit software deliverables.