SEE BETTER SEE FARTHER DECIDE FASTER
ACT FASTER DRIVE SAFER
Raytheon has adapted war technology for H2 Hummers, Cadillacs,
Fleetwood recreational and other vehicles.
The technology the U.S. solders use to navigate at night
is now available in many production vehicles. Night Vision
can also be added in the aftermarket.
Night Vision isnt the first military technology to
find its way into commercial or consumer vehicles. Satellite-based
GPS navigation systems are now widely available and even standard
in some rental cars. Plus, anti-lock brakes, now standard
equipment on most cars and trucks, were originally developed
for military aircraft.
Raytheons NightVision® lets you see it all
even when driving in the darkest conditions. This easy-to-use
infrared system allows you to see three to five times farther
than standard headlights. NightVision® allows drivers
to see any object giving off heat, say a deer in the road
for example. Infrared energy is invisible to the human eyes
but the NightVision® camera can see it.
With a heads up display James Bond would be proud of, youll
see every detail on the road, unobtrusively floating above
your dash. For dashes where a heads up display wont
fit, an LCD monitor is available. Also, for off-road and marine
applications a remote control pan and tilt model is available.
See better, see farther, and know your NightVision® system
was installed by the seasoned pros at Earmark Car Audio.
|Stranded motorists on the shoulder or a tire change
in progress are dangerous hazards, especially in fog or
||Warm objects such as children and animals
stand out in poorly lit areas.
The Cadillac DeVille DHS and DTS offer Raytheon infrared
imaging technology. With an infrared camera mounted in the
center of the grill, the NighVision® system senses the
radiation from objects directly ahead of the car, truck or
SUVs path, and projects a video image onto a heads-up
display or onto an LCD monitor. This display is carefully
placed in a natural and non-disturbing location for the driver,
and provides a dramatically enhanced view of obstacles far
The Raytheon infrared technology in the NightVison® system
helps the driver see farther, but also restricts the glare
from on coming headlights, so the driver can detect the kind
of obstacles that might otherwise be caught in a glare-created
Recreational vehicle owners have the additional problem of
size to contend with when trying to avoid accidents and collisions.
Because of the larger size and weight, these vehicles are
much harder to control and maneuver quickly to avoid objects
in the road. Infrared technology enables RV drivers to see
pedestrians, animals and road hazards sooner and better, no
matter what the weather or time of day. NightVision® gives
drivers time to assess a road condition ahead and react before
a potential road hazard turns into a tragedy.
Thats why Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., the worlds
largest RV manufacturer, is offering NightVision® on their
Every year, there are more than 90,000 nighttime driving
accidents involving large trucks. Raytheon NightVision®
systems have been tested on trucks throughout North America,
in the hot summers of southern United States and in the harsh
Canadian winters. Theyve proven their value while logging
over 2.9 million trucking miles.
NightVision® offers the trucking industry a new tool
to help avoid accidents and save lives.
At 30 miles per hour NightVision® will detect objects
up to 30 seconds away and will allow distinct viewing of objects
and profiles. It operates purely in the heat bandwidth and
does not recognize conflicting light sources such as lamps
other than their immediate heat source. This means that images
are not hidden or distorted by light. Thermal imaging will
portray small temperature differences of less than one-third
degree. For example, heat traces of footprints and handprints
are visible before fading. This is the same technology used
by law enforcement, the military, security surveillance and
rescue personnel. Boats without running lights crossing your
path in the dead of night are revealed in full form as an
unmistakable safety threat. Prowlers and others involved in
mischief glow like candles.
The marine version of Raytheons infrared NightVision®
comes with a pan and tilt camera, monitor, and controller.
The motorized camera mechanism comes in a high-impact black
polymer enclosure and is mounted at the fore of the bow deck,
generally just behind the anchor.
|Motorized pan and tilt infrared camera.
||A buoy or other stray object afloat can be a potential