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MUNICH — BMW has announced its infrared Night Vision driver assistance technology will be available on U.S.-market cars starting in March.

The first recipients of the high-tech item will be the 5 Series sedan and wagon and the 6 Series coupe and convertible.

BMW Night Vision is an infrared system that uses a thermal imaging camera that detects people, animals, and objects earlier than by the unaided eye. BMW says the system will improve visibility and thus, driver safety at dusk and nighttime.

The systems' Far Infrared (FIR) thermal imaging camera scopes out an area almost 1,000 feet ahead of the car. Images filtered through the system appear on the central monitor display. BMW says its system "looks about twice as far as other systems" which can give a driver an extra 5 seconds to react to a possible obstacle, if driving at 62 mph.
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