The 360° Around View System for Large Vehicles, the Methods of Calibration and Removal of Barrel Distortion for Omnidirectional Cameras
Driving fraught with an uncontrolled risk of small collisions with other vehicles and pedestrians because of «blind spots»: At parking, at exit from a parking lot, while driving in heavy trac of vehicles. For trucks the task of creating 360° around view systems complicated by large size, small overview of a cabin and the presence of turning trailers, and at the moment the sort of system is not produced. The 360° around view system being developed will solve specied problems, getting images from 4 cameras and displaying a single image of a vehicle and its environment as a «bird’s eye» on a monitor in real time. The article describes the existing 360° around view system for passenger cars, given their advantages and disadvantages, describes the current development by Volvo Trucks. The article describes the proposed approaches for calibrating the camera, removing of barrel distortion. The article contains results of calibration and removal of barrel distortion for the camera 180degree Fisheye Lens 1080p Wide Angle Pc Web USB Camera.