BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot.
BMW Night Vision with Dynamic Light Spot can detect people and larger animals at night – even at a significant distance – and illuminate them.
A thermal imaging camera in the left kidney grille transmits images from the front of the vehicle directly into the Control Display. In the image, people and animals can be recognised up to a distance of approx. 300m. An automatic pedestrian and animal recognition system recognises people from a distance of up to 100m and animals, depending on size, from up to 150m.
As soon as the remote infrared system detects pedestrians or animals, such as deer, cows or horses, on a potential collision course in the dark, it directs one of two separately controllable Dynamic Light Spots onto the recognised object, without any unpleasant dazzling effect. This light ensures that both the driver and the recognised person approaching are very effectively warned of a potentially hazardous situation.
The driver receives additional warnings (person or animal symbol) in correspondingly critical situations on the Multifunctional Instrument Display and on the optional BMW Head-Up Display. In the event of acute danger, an acoustic warning is also heard and the brakes are primed for optimum responsiveness.