<p>Abstract – This paper shows an overview of the recent developments in the field of Electric Vehicles (EVs), the integration of EVs and Smart Cars, the battery technology and the power electronics in EVs.&nbsp;Over the past decades, the automotive industry has faced growing challenges, including environmental concerns and the finite amount of fuel resources that mainly includes petrol and diesel. In response to these challenges, Electric Vehicles (EVs) have emerged as sustainable alternative, promising reduced emissions and increased energy efficiency.


The C3I Thermal Automotive Dataset provides > 35,000 distinct frames along with annotated thermal frames for the development of smart thermal perception system/ object detection system that will enable the automotive industry and researchers to develop safer and more efficient ADAS and self-driving car systems. The overall dataset is acquired, processed, and open-sourced in challenging weather and environmental scenarios. The dataset is recorded from a lost-cost yet effective 640x480 uncooled LWIR thermal camera.


Pedestrian detection has never been an easy task for computer vision and automotive industry. Systems like the advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) highly rely on far infrared (FIR) data captured to detect pedestrians at nighttime. The recent development of deep learning-based detectors has proven the excellent results of pedestrian detection in perfect weather conditions. However, it is still unknown what is the performance in adverse weather conditions.