After several executive positions in high-tech B2B companies, Ron Mueller founded Vision Markets in 2014 with the mission to support companies to grow in the Imaging field. Today, Vision Markets is the leading Marketing and Management Consulting Company dedicated to the global Machine Vision industry. The combination of Ron’s technical know-how in imaging, global market expertise built over decades, and executive management experience create a unique customer benefit. Ron is author of several technical and economic market studies, conference host, invited speaker, and member of several conference advisory boards and innovation award juries in the machine vision space.
Autonomous vehicles need to rely on their visual perception of the road course, other road users, and traffic signs etc. at all times. Image sensors and thus automotive cameras often struggle with scenes of mixed brightness, such es entries and exits of tunnels, bridge underpasses, or low frontal sunlight. To capture all required image details in very dark and very bright areas, cameras need to show a so called High Dynamic Range (HDR). This presentation will introduce the state of the art in High Dynamic Range imaging based on practical experiments with latest automotive image sensors from leading OEMs.