Build Safer, Smarter Cars with Thermal Cameras

Create the next generation of safer advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles using cost-effective Teledyne FLIR thermal cameras.


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Benefits of Teledyne FLIR Thermal Cameras on ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles


Thermal cameras see through a wide variety of conditions including darkness, sunlight, headlight glare, shadows, and most fog 24 hours a day.  They are especially good at detecting pedestrians, bicyclists, large animals, and other vulnerable road users. 



Thermal imagery fills the performance gaps where existing vision sensors are challenged.  They offer redundancy as well as complement existing visible sensors, radar, and LIDAR  to improve detection and classification algorithms immediately through multispectral sensor fusion.



Teledyne FLIR is the global leader in thermal camera quality and production for automotive, defense, industrial, and commercial uses.  Teledyne FLIR produces the only US-manufactured, automotive-qualified thermal sensor that has been installed on nearly a million passenger vehicles. 



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Start Testing with the Teledyne FLIR ADK™

Teledyne FLIR Automotive Development Kit (ADK) offers plug-and-play installation to start testing thermal cameras for ADAS and AV development projects. It includes a 640 x 512 resolution Boson® thermal camera in a heated all-weather IP67 housing and USB, GMSL, or FPD-Link interfaces. Interested in a thermal vision enhancement system for today’s vehicles, please see PathFindIR II.


Thermal Vision for ADAS and AV Developers

Start Algorithm Testing with this Free Thermal Dataset

The free thermal image dataset for ADAS and AV algorithm developers quickly evaluate the vehicle safety algorithm performance, neural network testing, and thermal sensors, such as the FLIR ADK™. It features more than 26,000 annotated thermal and RGB images captured at day and night. The dataset includes classification of fifteen groups: bike, car, motorcycle, bus, train, truck, traffic light, fire hydrant, street sign, dog, skateboard, stroller scooter, and other vehicle.

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Buy the PathFindIR™ II for Today’s Vehicle Models

PathFindIR II can be installed on many of today’s vehicles and features a powerful thermal imaging system that helps you clearly see road hazards in total darkness. It detects objects that emit heat such as vehicles, people, and animals without a need for light and beyond your headlights. It provides visibility through dust, smoke, and most fog to help improve vehicle safety.

PathFindIR™ II

Driver Vision Enhancement System for Today’s Vehicles




See how adding Teledyne FLIR thermal sensors to autonomous vehicles and ADAS can make vehicles safer by improving perception and filling gaps created by other sensors.

Automatic Emergency Braking Fused with Thermal Can Save Lives

Automatic Emergency Braking Fused with Thermal Can Save Lives

Testing Automatic Emergency Braking with FLIR Thermal Cameras

Testing Automatic Emergency Braking with FLIR Thermal Cameras

Thermal Cameras and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

Thermal Cameras and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)


Test Results: AEB Fused with Thermal Can Save Lives


Read these test results that show how thermal cameras fused with AEB help save lives.

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What Automotive Engineers and Developers Need to Know About Thermal Imaging

Learn how adding thermal cameras to your vehicles can improve roadway safety by enabling more advanced automatic braking.

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Two Thermal Cameras Are Better Than One

This download will explain how thermal stereo vision enables 3D perception under any lighting and weather conditions.

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