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Build Safer, Smarter Cars with Thermal Cameras

Create the next generation of safer advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles using cost-effective Teledyne FLIR thermal cameras.

Benefits of Teledyne FLIR Thermal Cameras on ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles


Thermal cameras see through a wide variety of conditions including darkness, sunlight, headlight glare, shadows, and most fog 24 hours a day. They are especially good at detecting pedestrians, bicyclists, large animals, and other vulnerable road users.


Thermal imagery fills the performance gaps where existing vision sensors are challenged. They offer redundancy as well as complement existing visible sensors, radar, and LIDAR to improve detection and classification algorithms immediately through multispectral sensor fusion.


Teledyne FLIR is the global leader in thermal camera quality and production for automotive, defense, industrial, and commercial uses. Teledyne FLIR produces the only US-manufactured, automotive-qualified thermal sensor that has been installed on nearly a million passenger vehicles.

Products and Solutions

Start Testing with the Teledyne FLIR ADK™

Teledyne FLIR Automotive Development Kit (ADK) offers plug-and-play installation to start testing thermal cameras for ADAS and AV development projects. It includes a 640 x 512 resolution Boson® thermal camera in a heated all-weather IP67 housing and USB, GMSL, or FPD-Link interfaces. Interested in a thermal vision enhancement system for today’s vehicles, please see PathFindIR II.


Thermal Vision Automotive Development Kit (ADK)

FREE Thermal Dataset for Algorithm Training

The free thermal image dataset for ADAS and AV algorithm developers quickly evaluate the vehicle safety algorithm performance, neural network testing, and thermal sensors, such as the FLIR ADK™. It features more than 26,000 annotated thermal and RGB images captured at day and night. The dataset includes classification of fifteen groups: bike, car, motorcycle, bus, train, truck, traffic light, fire hydrant, street sign, dog, skateboard, stroller scooter, and other vehicle.

Integrate Thermal Cameras Faster with Prism AI

Prism AI software framework provides classification, object detection, and object tracking enabling perception engineers to quickly start integrating thermal cameras for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicle (AV) systems. Developers can use Prism AI as the primary perception software or as reference while taking advantage of camera calibration tools, along with visible-and-thermal fusion and advanced image processing capabilities that offer superior perception capability, especially for pedestrian and animal detection.

Accelerate AI Deployment with Conservator

Conservator™, an affordable, cloud-based dataset development software to help perception engineers accelerate AI development using thermal infrared and visible image datasets to train neural networks. Conservator includes dataset workflow tools for annotation, curation, quality assurance, and dataset version control to meet the demands of data scientists in automotive, defense, security, and smart cities applications.

Why FLIR Night Vision for ADAS and AV?

FLIR produces the only automotive-qualified thermal camera in cars today. Through Tier 1 automotive supplier Veoneer, more than 700,000 cars have reliable night vision with pedestrian and animal detection. FLIR thermal cameras complement the ADAS and AV sensor suite. They provide the ability to reliably classify objects in the dark and through obscurants including smoke, sun glare, and most fog – day or night. Because they detect heat, thermal cameras have the unique ability to reliably classify people and animals better than other ADAS and AV sensor technologies. Including thermal cameras increases the situational awareness, reliability, and safety capabilities of a sensor suite.




Buy the PathFindIR™ II for Today’s Vehicle Models

PathFindIR II can be installed on many of today’s vehicles and features a powerful thermal imaging system that helps you clearly see road hazards in total darkness. It detects objects that emit heat such as vehicles, people, and animals without a need for light and beyond your headlights. It provides visibility through dust, smoke, and most fog to help improve vehicle safety.

PathFindIR™ II

Driver Vision Enhancement System


See how adding Teledyne FLIR thermal sensors to autonomous vehicles and ADAS can make vehicles safer by improving perception and filling gaps created by other sensors.

Automatic Emergency Braking Fused with Thermal Can Save Lives

Existing AEB systems are powered by radar and visible cameras and none feature a thermal imaging camera. In our tests, we showed that Teledyne FLIR thermal cameras and the Research Vehicle consistently stopped safely in challenging conditions.