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IR Night Vision System
Hi to all ,
I am thinking about installing in my new Civic forvard looking infrared passive night vision system . There is one on the market I know - PathFindIR made by FLIR company.
It looks to be an excellent accessory for safe travelling in night and bed visual conditions. For passive IR system darkness , fog , rain and snow are "transparent" ... It has much longer range than lights , showing us padestrians , cyclists , animals and obstructions on the road far ahead of our car.
Our UFO Civic's looks to be good pattern for instalation of such accesory ( for now reserved for hi-end BMW's , Merc and Honda Legend ...).
System contain : small IR thermal camera , cables , LCD display with AUX port. In cars with built-in satnav you don't need need additional LCD display - it may be connected to existing one ( satnav ).
Mounting looks quite simple for experinced car electrician.
FLIR system is not cheap - ca. 2500 USD for camera or ca. 3500 USD for complete kit ( camera + cables + 7 inch LCD display ).
Maybe somebody here knows any other , cheaper ( Chinese ? )manufacturer of similar system ?
What do you think about it ?
Any ideas ?