If We're Going To Stop Crashing At Night, Detection Is The Key

It's been established that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a packed with a lot of new car technology that's going to be widespread in a few years. With all of the talk about making a car that effectively drives itself, the S-Class foreshadows some pretty amazing technology that's going to make driving a lot safer –… » 6/02/13 3:00pm 6/02/13 3:00pm

GM Developing View-Enhancing Laser Windshield, Intends To Outspend Reds…

General Motors is building a prototype windshield capable of enhancing a driver's vision with lasers. No, this isn't the automotive equivalent of LASIK, but rather a system for identifying road markings and making them more visible to drivers during difficult conditions. The system is being developed with older… » 7/18/08 10:20am 7/18/08 10:20am

Tag Heuer Develops Night Driving Glasses

Tag Heuer has announced a pair of glasses called "Night Vision," designed with the driver in mind. First off, these aren't night vision. Night vision is something worn by covert ops in badass espionage flicks. These are low-light glasses. The glasses have been optimized for driving at night thanks to some engineering… » 3/07/08 10:00am 3/07/08 10:00am

Lookee Here: Next 911 Getting Night Vision?

The scenesters over at German Car Scene saw something curious in a spy shot depicting the next, facelifted Porsche 911, so they got out their speculation-ray-specs and went to work. Slightly concealed beneath the car's headlight lenses appear two dark objects that may be thermal-imaging sensors, indicating the car… » 12/04/06 10:25am 12/04/06 10:25am

Do You Want to Play a Game?: BMW's Thermal Imaging System in Action

Automotive portal AutoMotoPortal brings us this clip from BMW that shows its thermal-imaging "night vision" at work. Watch as the driver of a 7-Series avoids a man and a woman engaged in some midnight fitness activities on a desolate street. No, not that kind. That's a whole 'nuther kind of German video. » 5/10/06 12:34pm 5/10/06 12:34pm

I Can See You (Really, I Can, Friend): BMW Night Vision for 5- and…

Black Flag's "I Can See You" may have been the band's last studio recording, but BMW is only just introducing its Night Vision system in the US for its 5-Series and 6-Series cars this coming March. (Betcha didn't think we could shoehorn that punk rock reference into this post, did you?) The driver-assistance feature,… » 1/24/06 2:51pm 1/24/06 2:51pm