The latest Nikon patents

Nikon-self-driving-car-patent
After the smart bottle, Nikon has another weird patent for some kind of a device (a camera?) for cars. Maybe Nikon is thinking to get into the self-driving/autopilot car revolution that has been making headlines lately? The patent descriptions is for a "crime preventing" device - in case of an emergency, the car will send images to the police, display a warning message, lock the doors and seatbelt and self-drive itself to the nearest police station.

Nikon two layered IR-RGB sensor with phase difference AF patent
The next Nikon patent is for two layered IR-RGB sensor with phase difference AF (with infrared light).

Nikon-infrared-AF-assist-lamp-patent

Nikon also recently filed a patent for infrared AF assist lamp.

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