Omniview technology

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Input images of the omniview system
A common output interface of the omniview system

Omniview technology (also known as "surround view" or "bird view technology") is a vehicle parking assistant technology that first became available in vehicle electronic products in 2007.[1] It is designed to help drivers in parking a vehicle in small space.


Early vehicle parking assistant products use proximity sensors or a single rear-view camera to get information about obstacles around, and provide drivers with sound alarm or rear-view video. There are some drawbacks about such products: the alarm is not intuitive, and the rear-view camera has blind area. However, omniview technology overcomes these problems and has seen increasing applications.

In a common omniview system, there are four wide-field cameras: one in the front of the vehicle, one in the back of the vehicle, one in the left rear view mirror, and one in the right outside mirror; the four cameras cover the whole area around vehicle. The system synthesizes a bird view image in front of the vehicle by distortion correction, projection transformation, and image fusion; the images shown below are input and output of a common omniview product.

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Omniview suppliers