Owl AI Applications

Automotive ADAS & Autonomy

What is LWIR Thermal Imaging?

 Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) also known as Far IR (FIR)


  • LWIR can “see” in bright and blinding light
  • Sees in complete darkness; Zero lux illumination
  • Visibility not affected by snow, rain or fog
  • Requires no active illumination; unlike LiDAR or cameras imaging in the visible or shortwave infrared (SWIR) bands
  • Truly passive; operates at 8- 14 um spectral range, detects thermal energy
  • Now available in 1280×800 HD
  • Cost Effective
  • Safety Qualified to AEC Q100 standards

To learn more download our white paper on thermal imaging basics – HERE


Let's bust some myths
about LWIR

Thermal Works Everywhere… All the Time!


Driving Rain

LWIR is not impacted by rain

Fog & Smoke

Used by firefighters for a reason.  LWIR is not effected by smoke or fog


Snow Conditions

Works in snow and not affected by frigid temperatures


Hot & Humid

It can be 96F outside and still identify humans


Owl Thermal Imaging Use Cases

Owl AI thermal imaging can create a “circle of protection” for ADAS systems to see and react when driver can’t


Front-Facing Driver’s POV

Owl AI extends the range ahead


Owl’s proprietary thermal HD camera system transforms difficult and dangerous driving environments particularly at night to dramatically increase driving ease, efficiency and safety


Busy Suburban Areas

Owl “sees” and classifies hazards


The Owl AI thermal system reveals many hazards in complex situations driving in low light levels or that occur when driving in the glare



Rear-facing + Mirror Display

Owl anti-glare, blind-spot reveal


Deploying a rear view camera in thermal to remove glare, classify objects and  provide enhanced vision expanding the driver’s awareness