Technology is making in-vehicle digital cockpits more intelligent by using deeper machine-learning capabilities to create more robust occupant monitoring features and other systems.
The advancements were on display at the InCabin Phoenix conference held this month.
The three-day event, hosted by AutoSens, drew companies from around the world to share new in-cabin technology, spanning deeper machine-learning capabilities to more robust occupant monitoring systems.
Novelic, a radar and sensor company in Serbia, was at InCabin Phoenix to highlight the capabilities of its radar automotive cabin monitoring system.
The system, currently undergoing testing in Europe and the U.S., can detect a child left in the car and includes other safety features such as an intruder alert and the specific location of other passengers sitting in the vehicle.
The company's radar system can provide a suite of in-cabin monitoring features using one sensor, said Veselin Brankovic, co-founder and chief marketing officer at Novelic.
"We are claiming that it is possible, with one single sensor, which is affordable, to completely cover [a] five-seat vehicle inside cabin space," Brankovic told Automotive News.
The ability to use one sensor for various monitoring capabilities helps to reduce the overall application cost for automakers, he said.
Brankovic said he expects the company's in-cabin radar sensor system to be in production vehicles in the U.S. and Europe as early as the fourth quarter of 2025 or the first quarter of 2026.