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FLIR to bring BMW 6 Series with Night Vision System at CES

News | January 5th, 2009 by 3

Just a few days later after our article on “How to retrofit a Night Vision Camera in your BMW”, we learned that FLIR, the company …

Just a few days later after our article on “How to retrofit a Night Vision Camera in your BMW”, we learned that FLIR, the company behind the Night Vision camera found in some BMW models, will showcase their PathFindIR thermal imaging camera at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The PathFindIR allows you to see clearly in total darkness, further than with headlamps alone, through light fog, smoke, and dust. Pathfinder uses the same technology currently used by the U.S. Government for night vision.

FLIR to bring BMW 6 Series with Night Vision System at CES

FLIR, used to make commercial nightvision systems for law enforcement, marine, and airborne vehicle, but with their PathfindIR  camera they stepped into the automotive world. This is their first infrared nightvision adaptable for any car. They technology was showed off this year at SEMA.

To take this experience to an even higher level, FLIR will bring a BMW 6 Series with them at CES, so the audience can enjoy the full experience. Since we will be in Detroit next week for the auto show, we’ll have to take a pass on this demo.

[Source: Autoblog ]

  • Doug

    BMW also has an experimental auto-driving system that Top Gear demonstrated. Actually, if you combined these technologies, the car could be programmed to automatically swerve to hit the detected pedestrian. It might be a few years though before we see cars that can go out on their own at night, and seek out and destroy lone pedestrians, however.

  • Doug

    Actually, FLIR has been in a few tv documentaries, being used in the field for military-type stuff. It seems to be very effective for locating and surveilling personnel. And then running them over :)

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