For my “autonomous driving” car (full automatic cruisecontrol) I am looking for a way to get a sense of the surroundings of the vehicle. I need to know which vehicle is driving in front of me. Ofcourse I could do that with a camera, but it is difficult to determine the distance to the next car. Mono vision is limited and I think it would be great to have a stereo vision system.
To begin with mono vision I started with my HTC sensation. Here is a teardown of the device.
From left to right: Touchpanel (with digitizer and controller), Camera, Led flash, Audio and Video PCB with connection for the speaker and the 2 camera’s, Processor PCB, Volume buttons, Backpanel.
Eventually I found out that the camera can be detached very easy. Here it is:
I want to make the cable to the camera longer so I can position the camera module on the front windshield. The camera is very small but still has a whopping 8 Megapixels. Enough to do some exiting things. The device seems to be from Compeq and has the type CHT37-0500. Also I found replacement versions for only 6 Euro.
Still some questions open on the camera:
More to investigate here.