Apple has been granted a patent (number 10,397,497) for a “solar invariant imaging system for object detection” in a vehicle.
In the patent data, the tech giant notes that vehicle guidance systems, autonomous control systems, and passengers viewing a surrounding environment while operating a vehicle can all rely on imaging systems to improve vehicle operation.
Imaging systems can identify objects and track movement of the objects that may intersect an intended vehicle path.
MacDailyNews Take: This patented method looks to solve the problem of blown-out portions of imaging (blind spots due to sun glare, reflection, etc.) which is obviously something that has to be tackled for autonomous vehicles to be able to avoid objects inclusing other vehicles and pedestrians.