Radar brings more safety to agricultural machines: Page 2 of 2

November 05, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Radar brings more safety to agricultural machines
When we talk about autonomous vehicles, ADAS and vehicle networking, we usually think of the cars and trucks that we encounter every day on the road. But with vehicles for agriculture such as tractors or combine harvesters, the technology is equally advanced. Continental has now presented its exhibits for the Agritechnica 2019 trade fair.

This enables the system to deliver sharper images in HD resolution, displayed on a 10-inch HD touch display. The next step will then see ProViu 360 becoming intelligent. Markers, icons and texts will be placed on the camera image as augmented reality.

The magnetically fixed and wireless WLAN cameras that Continental is currently developing are of particular interest for retrofitting agricultural machinery. Due to their small, 7-centimeter diameter, these round cameras with fisheye lenses can be mounted in previously impossible or too complicated locations – on the shovel of a wheel loader, for example, or on the back of a trailer. With its protection class IP69K, the camera is more or less immune against external influences and its batteries are inductively charged without any exposed contacts. The painted surface of the vehicle is protected by the camera’s rubber jacket. The neodymium magnet and an acceleration sensor ensure enormous flexibility. The magnet can be attached to metallic surfaces and withstands all rough usage. Thanks to the acceleration sensor, the image aligns itself automatically, but the operator still has the freedom to pan or zoom the image. Drivers who are familiar with their own usage scenarios can also attach holders to the important spots on their machine. With a short connection to the next live cable, charging is automated, and thanks to an RFID chip, the camera immediately recognizes which machine it has been attached to, and the field of view is automatically adjusted.

Agritechnica takes place in Hanover (Germany) from November 10 to 16, 2019.

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