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Old 4th November 2005, 11:16   #1
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Merc have already come out with nightvision in the new S class
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Honestly, I've seen this feature on BBC about a decade ago - fitted on the Jag XJ40.
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Great idea, but if it is on the centre console then when you are viewing it will you not be taking your eyes off the road ? So if an animal or kid runs into the road suddenly you could hit them as you are looking at your VDU.
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Does BMW have any plans of launching this in India??
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It's interesting to note that the glare of the tail light from the bike is not seen on the display. Might prove a godsend on our roads.

Maybe aftermarket kits will hit the market of hopefully in a 2 din screen tightly integrated with a gps/carputer.

well it set me googling and here's a idea for a possible carputer camera
Archon's Site - How to Make a Night Vision Camera

Here the actual videos look promising, which also shows the bmw in action
PathFindIR automotive night vision
here's the bmw link.
http://www.flir.com/uploadedfiles/Eu...AS_0001_EN.pdf

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I have this on my 530d and have used in only 3 or 4 times, its hopeless.

It's supposed to function beyond the throw of the headlamps, as your post suggests, but it does not.

I only wish they had provided paddle shifters on my 530d instead of night vision.
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looks like the images from a last gen VGA camera on twilight/ night mode.

sorry, but it doesnt look very impressive basis the pictures on this thread.
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I have a reverse camera in the car(with no IR block). I noticed that when its very foggy, and I can barely see anything beyond 10 feet, the camera sees a good 50 feet or so! This may well be a boon during fog or rains.
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It's interesting to note that the glare of the tail light from the bike is not seen on the display. Might prove a godsend on our roads.
Nice idea but

If you closely examine the pic, thats headlight of Bike in this pic.
Bike is coming from Left as its US driving.
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Nice idea but

If you closely examine the pic, thats headlight of Bike in this pic.
Bike is coming from Left as its US driving.
Of course, you are right. Thanks for the correction.
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Does BMW have any plans of launching this in India??
i have it on my 530D highline already. Quite a useful feature especially when you are driving on dark roads.
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i have it on my 530D highline already. Quite a useful feature especially when you are driving on dark roads.
any more feedback of this one ? any real life pictures ?
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