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Magna Lands Industry First Award for Integrated Driver and Occupant Monitoring System

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  • The system solution fully integrates the camera and electronics in the interior mirror
  • Driver and cabin occupant monitoring with a single camera
  • Starts production in 2024 with German automaker

AURORA, Ontario, Feb. 07 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With the rapid global growth of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), driver monitoring is quickly becoming an important safety feature and function. Ahead of Euro NCAP and General Safety Regulation mandates, Magna secured a high-volume global award from a German automaker to bring to market its industry’s first system solution combining its camera, electronics and rear-view mirror technology interior from 2024.

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The system reduces packaging complexity by fully integrating Magna’s high-resolution camera, infrared emitters and electronic control unit into the company’s rear view mirror. One of the unique features is the camera which is hidden behind the mirror glass, providing both packaging and styling improvements over existing solutions on the market today. Advanced software monitors the driver’s head, eye and body movements to help detect signs of distracted behavior, drowsiness and fatigue. Additionally, the system has in-cab monitoring that allows it to not only monitor the driver, but also the activities and presence of other vehicle occupants.

“Distracted driving remains one of the leading causes of vehicle crashes worldwide and as a result many markets are making driver monitoring a standard safety technology,” said John O’Hara, president of Magna Electronics. and Magna Mechatronics, Mirrors and Lighting. “With our proven leadership and expertise in camera and mirror technology, it’s only natural that we have been able to develop an innovative system solution that meets future Euro NCAP and GSR requirements, and optimizes space, style and cost. .”

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A unique feature of Magna’s system is the central, unobstructed location on the windshield that provides an optimal view of the driver, front passenger and second and third row occupants. This enables both driver and occupancy monitoring with a single camera – uniquely packaged in the rear-view mirror unit.

“Our driver monitoring system opens up a world of possibilities when it comes to integration with other ADAS vehicle technologies and lends itself to new mobility concepts such as authentication for carpooling. With our comprehensive systems expertise, Magna is uniquely positioned to unlock these opportunities, helping to further improve safety, comfort and convenience for all who share the road.

KEYWORDS
Driver monitoring, occupant monitoring, security, software, ADAS, driver assistance systems

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ABOUT MAGNA
Magna is more than one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers. We are a mobility technology company with an entrepreneurial-minded global team of 154,000 employees and an organizational structure designed to innovate like a startup. With over 60 years of expertise and a systems approach to design, engineering and manufacturing that touches nearly every aspect of the vehicle, we are well positioned to support the advancement of mobility in an industry in full swing. transformation. Our global network includes 347 manufacturing sites and 90 product development, engineering and sales centers in 28 countries.

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For more information on Magna [(NYSE:MGA; TSX:MG)]visit www.magna.com or follow us on Twitter @MagnaInt.

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