Collision warning system* - detection of pedestrians
Optimal performance of the system requires that the system function that detects pedestrians receives as unambiguous information as possible about the contours of the body - this implies the opportunity to identify the head, arms, shoulders, legs, upper and lower body combined with a normal human pattern of movement.
If large parts of the body are not visible to the function's camera then the system cannot detect a pedestrian.
- In order for a pedestrian to be detected he/she must appear full-length and have a height of at least 80 cm.
- The camera sensor's ability to see pedestrians at dusk and dawn is limited - just like the human eye.
- The camera sensor's capacity to detect pedestrians is deactivated when driving in darkness and tunnels - even when streetlights are lit.
"Collision Warning with Auto Brake and Cyclist and Pedestrian Detection" is a means of assistance. The function cannot detect all pedestrians in all situations and does not see, for example:
- partially obscured pedestrians, people in clothing that hides their body contour or pedestrians shorter than 80 cm.
- pedestrians who are carrying larger objects.
The driver is always responsible that the vehicle is driven properly and with a safety distance adapted to the speed.