Harman International has announced the acquisition of Caaresys, an Israel-based company founded in 2017 that develops vehicle passenger monitoring systems powered by contactless, low-emission radar.
Caaresys has successfully teamed with key OEMs to provide a mass production solution for cabin monitoring that includes vital signs sensing, passenger localization, and Child Presence Detection (CPD).
Caaresys’ in-cabin radar sensor and algorithm solution will boost Harman’s automotive product offerings, adding on the company’s strong consumer-centric Digital Cockpit and ADAS solutions. Harman can now deliver new levels of in-vehicle safety, comfort, and well-being in its expanding product portfolio due to Caaresys’ contactless vital signs sensing and real-time insights from that information.
CAARESYS technology employs biometrics to determine each vehicle occupant’s location, health status, and state. The non-intrusive sensing system consists of a small RF radar that may be installed anywhere in the vehicle cabin. The device detects seat occupancy state and tracks passenger biometrics such as respiration rate, heart rate, and heart rate variability using its powerful radar signaling processing algorithm. CAARESYS technology enables highly precise sensing even in a continuously changing driving environment and can operate in either static or driving mode.