The technology, developed by Vayyar Imaging, helps detect and alert when children are left in the car, ensuring a safer journey for all passengers. Under the agreement, VinFast will integrate Vayyar’s 4D imaging radar technology into the VF 6 and VF 7 models.
The Vayyar platform offers classification-based Child Presence Detection (CPD) to protect small passengers from hot car tragedies. The high-resolution platform has a wide field of view, covering the entire interior of the car cabin and all footwells and the open trunk, and it can classify the occupants of each seat, triggering an alarm only if one or more children are left in the car. The technology is robust in all lighting conditions and ensures privacy while preventing false alarms that can impact the user experience.
“VinFast relentlessly innovates forward and connects intelligence globally to provide its customers with excellent driving experience and uncompromising safety. I am delighted to have Vayyar join us on this journey,” said Stuart Taylor, VinFast Head of Smart Services Institute. “I believe Vayyar’s best-in-class solution will contribute to our goal of accelerating global transition to sustainable transportation by making electric vehicles more compelling and exciting for everyone.”
“VinFast is one of the world’s most innovative automakers and working together to rapidly deploy Vayyar’s technology is proving to be a rewarding experience,” said Ian Podkamien, Vayyar Vice President and Head of Automotive. “We’re proud to be part of the VinFast story and anticipate great success for the OEM, underpinned by rock-solid safety.”
VinFast is continuing to research additional features for its vehicles based on the Vayyar platform’s point cloud layer, including Seat Belt Reminder, Intruder Alert, and occupant classification for airbag deployment, in order to further improve the safety standards of its smart electric vehicles.
In the future, both VinFast and Vayyar Imaging are considering expanding their partnership to include other vehicle models and additional in-cabin sensing features, as well as a range of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) applications that can potentially save lives.