DTS a provider in next-generation audio, imaging and sensing technology, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Xperi Holding Corporation announced that DTS AutoSense is the world’s first occupancy monitoring solution (OMS) to be designed into passenger vehicles projected to be on the road in 2021.

DTS AutoSense Occupancy Monitoring System is dedicated to saving the lives of vehicle passengers and drivers and to improving the in-cabin experience. It is effective even if vehicle passengers/occupants are masked, and includes child seat detection, child presence detection, occupant detection, emotion detection, and passenger authentication. In addition to the Occupancy Monitoring System (OMS), DTS AutoSense comprises a Driver Monitoring Solution (DMS). Working together the OMS and DMS provide insights into activity inside the vehicle, including the driver, passengers, pets and objects.

DTS AutoSense OMS uses a single camera and leverages the company’s extensive experience with image processing (20+ years) and artificial intelligence. Its advanced computer vision and machine learning techniques enable vehicles to sense, in real time, the presence of occupants and objects (for example, a laptop accidentally left in the vehicle). The technology can also enable personalization of infotainment recommendations, such as playlists, content, volume of music, choice of radio station options, in-cabin temperature adjustments or any setting that can be adapted to a user’s specific taste.

The DTS AutoSense solutions are deployed using edge computing, without a need for cloud connectivity, meaning they are designed to enable all data to remain within the vehicle. Powered by artificial intelligence, each feature relies on proprietary neural networks designed, trained, and tested by the company’s team of over 100 AI/ML engineers, artists, scientists and problem solvers.

In addition to DTS AutoSense, Xperi’s automotive technologies include DTS Connected Radio and HD Radio, all designed to improve the in-vehicle experience, making it safer and more enjoyable. DTS Connected Radio, built on the largest and deepest data set of broadcast and music metadata, combines over the air broadcast with IP-delivered content for a robust, richer, more personalized in-cabin infotainment experience. HD Radio, which resides in more than 70 million automobiles, is the most successfully deployed commercial digital radio system worldwide.