UVeye: Preventing Vehicles from Becoming Lethal Weapons

UVeye | February 27, 2019

Terrorism is on the rise globally, as anti-democratic forces seek to eradicate notions of freedom and human rights. As a result, the most innovative technologies and security inspection systems need to be implemented in all areas of society in order to safeguard and protect civilians from the radical ideologies that threaten to cast dark shadows over humanity.

As a result of the increasing rates of global terror, the automotive and security industries – like many other industries – are facing new challenges. Bombs stowed in cars, vans, trucks, buses and even plans, can kill and injure hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent civilians, shattering lives in mere seconds. Cars are no longer the sleek, stylish inventions that symbolize freedom and movement, but have the potential to become lethal weapons, if the necessary security provisions are not put in place.

 

While the threat against the civilized world remains dire, in recent years, new technological advancements have been made in order to counter these risks. In fact, UVeye was founded after its CEO, Amir Hever, drove towards the entrance gate of a government facility. When he was told to stop in order to undergo an inspection, a security guard knelt down to look underneath the vehicle and inspect for bombs and suspicious objects. After witnessing the intrinsic flaw in this process, he decided to develop the technology to more quickly and effectively identify and detect any safety threats or anomalies on the undercarriage, body and wheels of any vehicle in a matter of seconds, eliminating the need for cumbersome physical labour.

UVeye’s under-vehicle surveillance system, which includes several cameras and is integrated with license plate recognition (LPR) system, is placed at a site’s checkpoint. As a vehicle drives over the imaging unit, the system automatically scans, processes and transmits a fully colored, high resolution image of the vehicle’s undercarriage directly to a control unit, in a matter of seconds, even when the car is traveling at speeds of up to 28 mph (45 km/h). The image displayed on the operator’s screen provides current and previous information about the incoming car, including potential threats.

Using multiple strategically angled and synchronized cameras, UVeye is able to generate a high resolution and full color image of vehicles up to approximately 11.5 feet in width, with no limitations on its length. The AI-based technology then accurately and automatically identifies any anomalies, including hidden explosives or drugs. In fact, UVeye’s technology is so advanced that it can even recognize a foreign object as small as a USB stick and scratches as small as 2mm.

To date, UVeye has already successfully sold units to many high profile companies, agencies and organizations in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe, including government offices, embassies, seaports, power plants, gas factories, hotels, and private establishments.

As global terror increases and as terrorists continue to find new and improved ways of targeting civilian populations, UVeye’s technology is not only important but imperative for ensuring automotive security and keeping you and your loved ones safe.

 

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