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FAQs on Automotive Thermal Vision

Why is Thermal Vision important in the motor Industry?

Automotive Thermal Vision Cameras are very important in the motor industry as they act as an assistive tool to drivers of all vehicles which can include cars, vans, trucks, security and medical vehicles. Automotive thermal cameras do not need any type of light or illumination to display the view ahead, so it can work in all different types of driving environments. This is what is great about car night vision cameras is that if for example you are driving in the countryside at night it can detect any animals, pedestrians or vehicles that you may not be able to see because there is no lighting available for the driver to see what is ahead on the road. 

How do Automotive Thermal Cameras work without any light?

Now you are probably wondering if you don’t need any light for thermal cameras to work, how do they show up what is ahead on the road. Firstly, when you are driving in the dark the temperature normally is a lot cooler than it is during the daytime. Secondly, all vehicles, animals and people all emit heat that often is not visible to the human eye. This heat energy is then known as Infrared Radiation which then is detected by IR detectors which are installed in the Automotive Thermal Cameras. Currently all SATIR Vehicle Night Vision Cameras have a 384×288 IR Detector which will generate 110592 pixels on screen delivering a clear image to the driver of any obstacles that may be ahead on the road. 

What are the Benefits of Automotive Thermal Cameras?

The main benefit of installing a SATIR automotive thermal camera is that it will assist drivers driving in the dark particularly in winter/autumn months. In the winter months, often drivers have to deal with dangerous weather conditions such as ice, fog and mist which can contribute to road traffic accidents. Thermal Cameras can see through these weather conditions and can detect people, animals or other vehicles on the road in poor visibility. This gives the driver enough time to react to what is ahead and prevent any road accidents.
The SATIR Range of Automotive Thermal Vision Cameras come with Pedestrian Detection System (PDS) with some being built-in to the camera. This gives the driver a visible warning and with some models there is also an audible alarm to warn them of cyclists, pedestrians or animals ahead often warning the driver a few hundred metres in advance. 
SATIR has 3 different models of Vehicle Thermal Cameras that can suited to your application or budget visit the link to find out more: 

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