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Night Vision - seeing is believing

Optimal vision is essential, especially at night, when the risk of an accident is almost four times greater than during the day.

One of the biggest challenges of driving at night is seeing people walking on the road ahead. While headlights often provide enough brightness to drive safely during the night, objects at distances farther than 40 meters (approx. 44 yards ) are usually not seen by a driver. At night, reduced visibility puts pedestrians at risk: Studies have shown that the risk for fatal pedestrian accidents is almost four times greater at night than during the day. Autoliv’s Night Vision can help reduce those numbers.

Using infrared technology, the system analyzes the content of the scene while taking the vehicle’s motion into account. The system can detect pedestrians up to four times farther than the typical headlight range — even penetrating dense smoke. It actively detects people near the roadway, highlighting potential hazards and allowing drivers to have more time to react to them. 



The Night Vision sensor is typically mounted
 in the grille as seen in the image to the left.



The Night Vision system will warn the driver if a pedestrian is present in the danger zone (marked in red) in front of the vehicle. The width and length of the danger-zone are dynamic and depend on speed of the vehicle. (Image credit: Audi).



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