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Bendix XVision: IR for Commercial Vehicles
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published December 04, 2000 by SAE International in United States
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Field research has shown that reduced visibility plays a significant role in night time accidents putting both commercial vehicle operators and passenger vehicles at risk when driving after dark. Glare from on-coming headlights or dim lit roads can hide road hazards like construction detours, deer and other large animals, cars or pedestrians off to the side of the road, and up-coming curves. Our solution to this problem is to restore daytime like visibility to the driver and increase the reaction time a driver has to negotiate through a developing situation in front of the vehicle.
To accomplish this, Bendix is offering an infrared thermal imaging system, XVision, that consists of a camera (which incorporates a ferro-electric sensor), and a compact head up display (HUD) co-developed with Raytheon Commercial Infrared especially for use in commercial vehicle applications.
CitationMooney, B. and Haehn, C., "Bendix XVision: IR for Commercial Vehicles," SAE Technical Paper 2000-01-3491, 2000, https://doi.org/10.4271/2000-01-3491.
- Daz Chuck, Manager, Automotive Programs Raytheon Commercial Infrared, Dallasdaz@raytheon.com