BMW is expanding the platform for driver assistance system, in particular the night vision system. This is now to be offered in the 5 and 6 series as of March this year.
The option is priced at just under 2thousand Euro. The night vision system was first introduced in the autumn of 2005 in the flagship 7 series. The night vision system is based on far infra- red technology (FIR) and works on the principle of a thermal camera. Both night vision system and the high-beam assist technology are intended to raise the safety of driving but also offer a noticeable extra comfort to the driver.