Unveiled a year ago, Sony’s IMX500 sensor is the first of its kind to incorporate an artificial intelligence processor that analyzes still or moving images in real time without relying on an online service. It is intended in particular for the detection of the flow of people and goods.
Starting next month,will participate in a connected city experience in Rome in Italy, experiencing its new which integrates a computer chip . With a capacity of 12 megapixels, the IMX500 is not intended to take photos or videos, but real-time detection for industrial.
In Rome, three separate tests will be conducted to: reduce pollution and traffic jams caused by vehicles looking for a parking space, optimize public transport and improve safety on pedestrian crossings. To do this, theIMX500 was installed in a module called Genius which will be perched atop traffic lights and on bus shelters. This equipment, fitted with cameras, will collect information on free parking spaces, the presence of pedestrians ready to cross a street and the number of passengers getting on and off a bus.
No image leaves the sensor and is retained
The images will be analyzed in real time by neural networks that run directly on the DSP chip of the IMX500 sensor. The latter being equipped with an integrated memory, it processes the information locally.emphasizes the protection of privacy (no image leaves the sensor and is stored) and a low-energy operation.
Only the metadata will be extracted and transmitted to applications which will indicate to motorists the free parking spaces, warn of the presence of passers-by at a pedestrian crossing. Connected bus shelters will inform public transport services about crowds and peaks in order to help optimize rotations and thus avoid crowding passengers.