I hope Tesla forms a deal with this company Foresight Autonomous (FRSX) and integrates this thermal technology because I think this can save more animals than Tesla's current full self driving camera system. And millions of animals are killed every day on roads. It's a really big problem.
Thermal long-wave infrared (LWIR) cameras rely on heat emission of different objects, as opposed to other existing sensors that rely on reflective light. LWIR enables detection in harsh lighting and weather conditions. In addition, due to its thermal signature capabilities, the use of LWIR allows a native detection of pedestrians and animals.
Field-proven detection technology fusing stereo visible-light cameras with thermal infrared sensors provides obstacle detection in harsh weather conditions