Bendix XVision: IR for Commercial Vehicles 2000-01-3491
Field research has shown that reduced visibility plays a significant role in night time accidents putting both commercial vehicle operators and passenger vehicles at risk when driving after dark. Glare from on-coming headlights or dim lit roads can hide road hazards like construction detours, deer and other large animals, cars or pedestrians off to the side of the road, and up-coming curves. Our solution to this problem is to restore daytime like visibility to the driver and increase the reaction time a driver has to negotiate through a developing situation in front of the vehicle.
To accomplish this, Bendix is offering an infrared thermal imaging system, XVision, that consists of a camera (which incorporates a ferro-electric sensor), and a compact head up display (HUD) co-developed with Raytheon Commercial Infrared especially for use in commercial vehicle applications.