BMW 7-Series Given Night Vision Technology

Written by tonks on June 8, 2008

BMW Night VisionBMW is giving the new 7-series something that every consumer is going to love. They have equipped it with second generation night vision technology that will help drivers to detect humans who are on the road. The technology works through thermal imaging.

It will alert the driver of human impediments up to 100 meters ahead, and it won’t be confused by humans on the sidewalk. If a collision is imminent, a flashing warning triangle will appear on the screen and the heads-up display.

European versions of the car won’t have to rely on navigation software to know the speed limit of a given road. A camera behind the rear-view mirror will read street sings in any country that is signed to the Vienna Convention — which doesn’t include the U.S. That function will work in any weather, even fog. It won’t limit the speed of the car, but it will warn the driver if his or her speed is excessive. Word is they are considering naming the system “Hal.”

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