3D Surround View / 360° Birdview

Licensable software library and application framework for embedded platforms

TES 3D Surround View (TSV) is the latest technology of driver assistance systems with vehicle cameras. Designed to increase safety and comfort through improved situation awareness it supports the principle of accident avoidance. TSV meets the rising demand for a simple and robust system for automotive, industrial and safety markets. The TSV technology is offered as software component (Library) for various embedded platforms and operation systems.

By enabling the use of modern standard 3D acceleration GPUs it provides a high level of performance and portability while minimizing system resources usage, in particular CPU load. The software utilizes the generic industry proven OpenGL ES 2.0 API for main rendering tasks and adapts easily to a range of hardware platforms.

Besides the well known Top View or Bird View, i.e. a single viewing perspective from exactly above the vehicle, TSV supports any viewer position and viewing angle from outside of the vehicle, i.e. full 360° Surround View. The viewing position can be changed on the fly and any number of predefined viewing positions is possible.

The TSV Auto Calibration allows determining the camera positions on a vehicle within seconds without having to position calibration patterns at precise positions. This enables a very fast system setup at a vehicle and thus an efficient process for locating the optimal camera positions at a vehicle.

TSV builds on years of experience in surround view technology and offers a very high level of flexibility and customizability to cope with specific application and system requirements often found in special vehicle applications such as construction machines.
Designed for integration in modern embedded real-time video processing systems and providing well defined interfaces it integrates easily within the customers software system, e.g. from video input and application layer point of view.

Example Screenshot

The multi-platform architecture allows porting to any operating system and the modular design enables the integration of any type of camera.

So far supported Processors:

  • Intel x86
  • NVidia TX2
  • NXP i.MX6, i.MX8, S32V234
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Renesas R-Car H3 and M3
  • Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale

So far supported Operation Systems:

  • Linux
  • Windows

3D Surround View Turn-Key Solutions:

Together with his partners TES offers complete 3D Surround View Turn-Key solutions like the "Customizable Embedded 3D Surround View Turn-Key Solution on the Toradex Apalis i.MX 6 SoM" and based on that provides full product development support including optional manufacturing and lifetime management. Please download the TES 3D Surround View Demo Easy Installer Package for Toradex Apalis i.MX6 SoM.

Eval kit and more information: Please contact graphics@remove-this.tes-dst.com