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These sensor types are notoriously expensive that can translate to 10s to 100s of millions of dollars to an automakers’ overhead. Hands on wheel (FOV), eyelid closure & Gaze detection (resolution limitation), also suffers in direct sun light.
Radar sensors, while more affordable, have limited functionality and application capability. Struggles with metallic objects in the cabin. Introducing a radar system to an already existing camera is not an organic integration as opposed to having one, elegant optical system.
Camera-only sensors rely on just one modality creating several reliability issues. Increase in reliability when adding depth: Edge cases for occupancy, Distance from Airbag, Intruder alert, Hands on wheel,
By combining three unique modalities, Guardian provides an unprecedented functionality, reliability, at a price that can actually save automakers money per vehicle.