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1. (WO2018220609) A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FUSING INFORMATION OF A CAPTURED ENVIRONMENT
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CLAIMS

claimed is:

A method for fusing information, to be performed by a device comprising a processor and a memory device, the method comprising:

receiving at least one distance reading related to the environment from a Lidar device emitting light in a predetermined wavelength;

receiving an image captured by a multi spectra camera, the multi spectra camera being sensitive at least to visible light and to the predetermined wavelength;

identifying within the image points or areas having the predetermined wavelength;

identifying at least one object within the image;

identifying correspondence between at least one of the light points or areas and the at least one reading;

associating the at least one object with a distance, based on the at least one reading and points or areas within the at least one object; and

outputting indication of the at least one object and the distance associated with the at least one object.

The method of Claim 1, further comprising designing a display displaying the at least object and the distance, wherein said outputting comprises displaying on a display device.

The method of Claim 2, further comprising displaying the image and the distance associated with the at least one object, wherein the distance is displayed in the vicinity of the object on the display device.

The method of Claim 2, wherein designing comprises determining objects of the at least one object for which a distance is to be displayed.

The method of Claim 2, wherein designing comprises determining graphic characteristics for the display.

6. The method of Claim 1, wherein the method further comprising determining a command to be provided to a system, based on the at least one object and distance.

7. The method of Claim 6, wherein the method is implemented within a vehicle and wherein the command is provided to a critical system of the vehicle.

8. The method of Claim 1, wherein associating the at least one object with a distance comprises associating the at least one object with a distance selected from a multiplicity of distances received from the Lidar.

9. The method of Claim 8, wherein the distance is selected as a minimal distance from the multiplicity of distances.

10. The method of Claim 8, wherein the distance is selected as an average of the multiplicity of distances.

11. An apparatus for fusing information of an environment, the apparatus comprising:

a Lidar device emitting light in a predetermined wavelength; a multi spectra camera, the multi spectra camera being sensitive at least to visible light and to the predetermined wavelength; and

a processor adapted to perform the steps of:

receiving at least one distance reading related to the environment from the Lidar device;

receiving an image captured by the multi spectra camera;

identifying within the image points or areas having the predetermined wavelength;

identifying at least one object within the image;

identifying correspondence between at least one of the points or areas and the at least one distance reading;

associating the at least one object with a distance, based on the at least one reading and points or areas within the at least one object; and

outputting indication of the at least one object and the distance associated with the at least one object.

12. The apparatus of Claim 11, further comprising a display device for displaying the at least one image with the distance.

13. The apparatus of Claim 12, wherein the processor is further adapted to design a display of the at least one image with the distance to be displayed on the display device.

14. The apparatus of Claim 11, wherein the apparatus is within a vehicle, and the vehicle further comprises a controller for receiving the at least one object and the distance and determining a command to be provided to a system within the vehicle, based on the at least one object and distance.

15. The apparatus of Claim 14, wherein the at least one object and the distance are provided to the system over CANBUS.

16. The apparatus of Claim 14, wherein the command is provided to a critical of the vehicle.

17. The apparatus of Claim 11, wherein the Lidar device emits light in a near infrared wavelength.

18. The apparatus of Claim 11, wherein the Lidar device comprises a single light source creating light points on the image.

19. The apparatus of Claim 11, wherein the Lidar device comprises two light sources, creating light spots on the image.

20. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer readable storage medium retaining program instructions configured to cause a processor to perform actions, which program instructions implement:

receiving at least one distance reading related to the environment from a Lidar device emitting light in a predetermined wavelength;

receiving an image captured by a multi spectra camera, the multi spectra camera being sensitive at least to visible light and to the predetermined wavelength;

identifying within the image points or areas having the predetermined wavelength;

identifying at least one object within the image;

identifying correspondence between each of the light points or areas and the at least one reading;

associating the at least one object with a distance, based on the at least one reading and points or areas within the at least one object; and

outputting the at least one object and the distance associated with the at least one object.