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Automotive night vision system
Author(s): Nancy S. Martinelli; Richard Seoane
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Paper Abstract

While human eyes are amazingly adaptable, they are not ideally designed for the task of driving at night. Among the most serious problems drivers face at night are not being able to see objects that are beyond the range of their headlamps and being blinded by headlamps of oncoming traffic. While only about one-quarter of vehicle miles are driven at night, over half of vehicle related fatalities occur at night. Having the goal of improving nighttime driving safety, Cadillac along with Raytheon Systems Company and Delphi-Delco Electronics have developed a night vision system consisting of a passive infrared sensor, a head-up display, and display controls. The night vision system will be offered as a production option on the 2000 Cadillac De Ville. This paper will describe the development of Cadillac's Night Vision.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3700, Thermosense XXI, (19 March 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.342304
Show Author Affiliations
Nancy S. Martinelli, General Motors Corp. (United States)
Richard Seoane, Raytheon Systems Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3700:
Thermosense XXI
Dennis H. LeMieux; John R. Snell, Editor(s)

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