The heat-sensing BMW that FLIR showed off at CES 2009 is a fantastic development in pedestrian detection. A FLIR night vision camera is embedded within the BMW's dash, alerting the driver of oncoming pedestrians. In new BMW models, a yellow triangle will appear on the screen as a further warning for drivers.
According to FLIR rep Jay James, the night vision camera can detect a .05-degree difference in temperature, so Autoblog was able to see the FLIR-equipped BMW in action even indoors.
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