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Saturday, July 16, 2005

Night Vision Technologies

*my first post to ever display an image

recently i read an article about bmw adding a night vision feature to it's 7 series line of cars. bmw claims that its new 7 series is the first production car to feature a far infra-red night vision system, used in conjunction with the new high-beam "assist" function to make night driving safer. a thermal imaging camera covers a distance of up to 1000 feet in front of the vehicle to create an image of objects out of range of the headlights.

the more brilliantly the object the on the central monitor is displayed, the greater the warmth registered by the camera. pedestrians and animals would thus be the brightest areas of the image because of their high infra-red heat signature; they're also the most important things to concentrate on when driving responsibly.

source:
http://www.motoring.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=2621784

4 Comments:

At 7/19/2005 12:32 PM, Anonymous LLPH said...

that is awesome. gotta git me one of those.

 
At 7/26/2005 9:12 AM, Blogger suburbanjesus said...

the south african url gets you mad cool points. i used to get motoring mag every now and then.

 
At 1/25/2006 10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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