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      02-03-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
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Night Vision Available in the 5 and 6 Series as of March

Now this is why I would get iDrive, lets hope this trickles down to the 3 series.
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      02-03-2006, 08:03 PM   #2
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useless...unless you're a policeman

cool stuff tho
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      02-03-2006, 08:04 PM   #4
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Didn't 5th or Top Gear test this out? And it was useless.
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      02-03-2006, 08:06 PM   #5
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sweet. i am sure if it works on on a 5 or 6 series idrive, it will for 3 series.
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      02-03-2006, 08:08 PM   #6
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Didn't 5th or Top Gear test this out? And it was useless.
Looks kinda hokey-useless to me.
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      02-03-2006, 08:12 PM   #7
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Not useless. Not when 2000 lbs animals are roaming the street.
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      02-03-2006, 08:15 PM   #8
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Not useless. Not when 2000 lbs animals are roaming the street.
Exactly, deer hunter anyone?

Could be fun sutting your lights off on dark roads too.
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A 2001 Cadillac DeVille had Raytheon's night vision. At least that was in a heads up display. I wouldn't like to be near a driver looking at the iDrive to steer the car. Bad implementation in my opinion.
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completely useless, if you're looking at Idrive rather than the windshield you're an idiot
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      02-03-2006, 08:37 PM   #11
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Is it just me or do the headlights in that pic look weak as hell. BMW headlights would definitely illuminate the couple and dog.

I wonder how it works in fog.
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      02-03-2006, 08:43 PM   #12
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looks neat but id rather have the HUDs for our 3s...than maybe put the night vision through the HUD...that would be cool.
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Yeah, the Cadilac system almost superimposed the night vision over your actual field of view. BMW puts it on the idrive screen, and MB on the new S class has it in the cluster. I cant imagine that being that useful, you would have hit the object by the time you

-notice there is something on the screen
-look at the iDrive to identify it
-look up and hit the brakes

BMWs are designed by engineers moreso than human factors experts.
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Not useless. Not when 2000 lbs animals are roaming the street.
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I just got BMW magazine and they featured an article about this. I'm not saying it would be highly useful, but I'm a bells and whistles kind of guy. Do you think they'll have it as an add-on accessory for the E90?
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i wont get night vision in the city. pay for something that not use. that is call waste money.
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True, in the city this really woudn't be necessary. But a feature like this would be a great asset for driving "out in the middle of nowhere".

I sure would have liked to have this feature a few weeks ago when I had a misfortunate collision with a raccoon in Northern NJ.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12273
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Didn't 5th or Top Gear test this out? And it was useless.

On the S-class, yes.
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My dads new S 550 has it
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      02-23-2006, 12:12 AM   #20
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My dads new S 550 has it
Does he use it/like it?

The more I think about it, the more I'd like to have it in my car
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