The company’s night vision system displays a TV-like image on the navigation display of the road scene ahead, scans the road for pedestrians more than two times further than the low-beam headlight range.
The system was demonstrated at the VISION congress in Versailles with very favourable reactions from the attendant experts, who were particularly impressed with its accuracy and the seamlessness of its human-machine interface.
Like the first-generation system first introduced on the BMW 7 series, Autoliv’s new 2-G system is based on the firm’s far infrared technology. It detects the pedestrian and displays him on the vehicle’s Night Vision display. The system also analysis the scene content to determine if the pedestrian is at risk of being hit by the vehicle and sends to the driver, an alert which is several flashes on the screen.