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How BMW Night Vision Works [VIDEO]

BMW Night Vision uses state-of-the-art infrared technology combined with black-and-white imaging to see things before they are visible to the naked eye. Using a thermal imaging camera mounted in the lower air dam, Night Vision recognizes people, animals, and objects based upon the heat they emit. The warmer the object, the brighter it illuminates on the iDrive display monitor. The Pedestrian Detection feature recognizes and indicates individual pedestrians on or near the roadway at a range up to 330 feet. The system only works during night hours, and it must be cooler than 95-degrees Fahrenheit.